Saturday, January 26, 2013
On January 5th I wrote about my new shoe, and my Christmas Day fall down the stairs. I have had additional footwear since that time. It started out with this boot that reminded me a lot of Darth Vader.
It turns out that I not only have a fractured metatarsal bone, but I also broke my ankle. The ankle was healing but the foot was not, so I had surgery on Thursday to repair and pin the metatarsal bone. The surgery was outpatient, so I am now at home. To get around I have this new ride. It is a knee scooter. You put the knee from the injured foot on the seat, and scoot from place to place. I have crutches as well, but mostly I rely on the scooter. I will be home for at least the next two weeks, but when I do go back to school, I think the kids are really going to like this scooter.
Oh, yeah, I also have a new shorter boot, which I wear 24 hours a day for the next six weeks. You really take your mobility for granted, until you lose it or have it limited. I live in a two story house, so I am living on the main floor, for the first few days. I'm not going to attempt the stairs for a while. Also, when I have healed I am going to reorganize my kitchen. I now realize that I don't have things very conveniently located.
Winnie is a little confused about the whole thing, but she likes the idea that I am home all the time and laying around a lot. It makes for more snuggle and petting time for her.