Just a quick update:
We saw the orthopaedic surgeon today. He said the incisions look good and the screws in the bones are where they are supposed to be. I saw the X-rays and I think they’re are four screws, maybe five and no pins that protrude. I saw the incisions too. It was hard to look at my poor bruised foot, but I stomached it.
The pain is managed. The Dr. said that when I return in a week and a half he will remove the sutures and put the foot in a hard cast. I will be in a cast for several weeks and then will need physical therapy.
I deeply appreciate all of the kind comments and good wishes I have received. So many good friends pulled me up and through the initial challenges. I’ve had dark and bleak thoughts but the humor and care shown by you all lifts me —truly.
I am refocusing on life and on some of the goals I have set for 2009. I will not rush into anything but I do want to slipback into normalcy as much as possible—well not pre-injury normalcy but a new, better normalcy. So expect non-medical updates until something newsworthy occurs. But I may process the healing process/life-change out loud–who knows?
My husband and daughter have been extraordinarily wonderful; helping me get around, cooking and cleaning, etc. I am so grateful our family is super-tight–so I think of this injury as a positive in some ways, or to put it better: I am seeing many positives coming through this experience (knock on wood!)
I’d love to indulge in a little creative writing tonight while the gumbo simmers…I think I will indeed.
Be well xxoo
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Clare, I’m so glad to hear you are doing well. And if the writing goes well . . . think of sending something to the Mule. Love, Helen
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