Though I have lots of things to say about Walt, I decided to write a bit about my foot and ankle. As you might recall, I had a lovely falling down incident when I was 23 weeks pregnant and broke my foot and tore several ligaments in my ankle (nice going, slick).
So, here I am four months since the surgery. What’s completely wild about the experience is the minute I gave birth to Walt, my pain/soreness/swelling almost disappeared. I did a month of pretty intense physical therapy and got to where I could walk without a brace, but still couldn’t wear many shoes besides sneakers or some flat boots I had bought. Every time I got out of bed was the most painful. I had to sort of “walk it out” to get around without limping.
By some insane miracle, I have ZERO pain or even soreness now. Sometimes when I stretch out my ankle it’s a bit tight, but NOTHING compared to what I felt. I have some pics of the scars and what I’m left with…
|Side-by-Side. The bad foot is on the left. Notice the ankle bone sticks out a bit more and the side of my foot definitely has a bump. BUT — it’s not swollen!|
|Here are the scars! The ankle one actually looks pretty good. The foot one is a little bumpy.|
|Version 2 of scars|
So, there you have it! I see running in my future, which is a beautiful thing. I was skeptical for sure!
And because I can’t resist, here’s a pic of the monster
|We call this his Glamour Shot. He loves to have his hands by his face 🙂|