Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My New Shoe

So I woke up a few days ago with severe pain in my left ankle. I thought it would go away, and the pain did lessen, but last night I was up all night with it. When I woke up this morning, I could not put any pressure on it and ended up in tears while I was packing their lunches. It was truly a pitiful sight. So I went to an orthopedic, and it turns out I have a severe case of tendonitis. It's been building up for months, and it finally got bad enough for me to go to the doctor. He said the good news is it did not require surgery. The bad news was that I have to keep it completely immobilized for TWO MONTHS. So for the next 2 months, here is my stylish new shoe. Don't you wish you had one?

I took off work today because before I can work again, I need to learn how to walk in this thing. I almost broke my neck coming out of the hospital this morning. And several times later, too. I'm sure the man that was sitting in his truck as I came out got a great laugh out of my mortification. I cannot walk down steps, either. It's difficult to figure out, and very awkward.

The other great news is that it's a boot and not a cast. I can at least take it off when I sleep and shower. Praise the Lord! Other great news of the day: my sister had a biopsy yesterday, and all was benign. God is good!!!


Phyllis said...

I am so happy to hear the good news about your sister! PRAISE THE LORD!! Sorry about your foot. You may get tired of it but at least you will get used to walking on the boot.
Bunches of love.

Rene' said...

ooooo - been there & done that with Zachary when he was 5 (His was a buckle fracture - not tendonitis)! You are right - it is good that it isn't a cast! I hate you have to go thru that. Charles has had it before too and I know it is painful! Glad everything turned out okay with your sister! Love ya..

all4boys said...

Thanks, ladies! Rene, I didn't know Zachary had to wear a boot! I don't remember that at all. :( It could be so much worse...when the doc. said "no surgery", I almost fell off the table. I was not thinking of that at all...I was thinking more of a cast and a broken bone. So yes, I'm thankful!!!

Shea said...

I have been in your stylish shoes before and yes I said shoeS. Have had one for both feet and when I got my second boot my husband even asked the e.r. nurse if he could go home and get the one we had out of the attic!!! She said no!! It gets easier I promise!!Will be praying for you and glad all is well with your sister!!

all4boys said...

Just in case you're wondering....I'm better with the boot now. Thank you all for the love and prayers!!!