Well, tomorrow that is. Today is 11 weeks since I broke my ankle in 3 places, and I get to go back to work tomorrow. Definitely grateful for how fast I have healed, although I am definitely no where near 100% yet. I can walk/hobble/limp, whatever you want to call it, and can drive.
So of course, being Michigan, there is snow, snow, snow with accumulation since last night 😦 Are you flipping kidding me??? It is supposed to stop this afternoon and not start again, and I am praying that is the case. Now I get to be a basket-case about slipping and falling getting to my car and getting into work…
My panic and anxiety has been fairly much under control, but once in a while I get smacked upside the head, completely out-of-the-blue, with a major panic attack. I hope as I get back into my “normal” daily routine, those random attacks will ease up as well.
I cannot bend my leg very far, which is hard to explain except that I cannot go up or down stairs facing forward, because it won’t bend far enough in that direction. I go back to the surgeon on Monday, and am hoping he can let me know for sure that it will indeed loosen up and get better as time passes and I continue walking, or if there is a chance some or all of this hardware may need to come out. I certainly hope that isn’t the case, so I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Thank you to all of you who have sent me books, words of encouragement, and book suggestions. Unfortunately I did not get as many books read as I would have liked, but I had some very, very dark days of not being able to do anything besides get myself to my bathroom. Those books will be read, and will be reviewed, and for that I thank you!
Now if Mother Nature could just get her head out of her flipping ass I would be feeling pretty excited about getting back to work tomorrow and seeing all of my co-workers!
In case if you forgot how horrible it actually was……….. I will never as long as I live forget the experience I have been through, and would not wish it on anyone. God is truly good, and I know I have been Blessed with the healing I have had! Counting on God to keep me on two feet and upright until this snow finally goes away and we can have the Spring we have all been waiting for!
Amen! Take care of yourself. You’ll get there. 🙂
The snow is horrible in Minneapolis too…it’s not fair! Hope you keep getting better 🙂
Thanks so much Evy!
Glad to hear you’re as well as you are. I’m sure there will be loads more recovery to come. Do you use a stick? Especially in slippery weather, I find that a reassurance (I have rubbish knees these days). It really helps with balance and the fear of losing balance. Get a foxy one with a horse’s head or a ram’s horn or something. It is also a badge of ‘don’t mess with me I’m having enough trouble as it is’. People get out of your way and offer you seats in public places 🙂
I have a walker I will keep with me in case if it gets to be too much, and have been shopping for a cane!
Happy to hear that you are doing better. May your feet be stable. Take it slow and take care. My brother in law broke his ankle in three places and injured the healing ankle by walking too quickly after it healed. Wishing you the best.
Thanks Nikki! Everything is gonna be slow going for a while for me! I’m good with that😊
We hadn’t forgotten you and have been praying for rapid (answered) and complete healing. Let us know what the doctor said. We care and want to know.
Thanks Rae! Greatly appreciate the prayers 😊 Going back to the Dr on Monday to find out what needs to happen going forward!
Am waiting for an appointment on Friday the 13th to get test results myself.
Awww hope all is well and will keep you in my prayers❣️2 days in public and I am now sicker than crap 😔
Believe me, as a teacher, I understand!
Your recovery has been difficult, it was a horrendous break. Let’s all hope spring finally makes a permanent arrival. The warm breeze, sound of the birds and sun on my face helps my anxiety. It helps keep me present. I hope it arrives soon for you too. 💙
Oh my god that looks awful you poor thing glad to hear you are healing up!
Thanks Sara! It was truly the most life-changing thing I have ever experienced, both good and bad…
Hope you had a great first day back at work 🙂
I did indeed! Thanks Aimer😊
Can’t believeit’s 11 weeks! (I’m sure you can!) Hope it goes well for you, take care
I’m so sorry about your ankle. Glad you’re on the mend. Please be careful while you’re healing. ( :
Thanks Cozy! Definitely concerned about a re-injury so being extra super careful!
I’m so sorry about your awful break and can feel your pain as I broke my ri heel years ago. And it took me about 3 1/2 mos to get that final boot off. As others have said tho, don’t push it.
Oh! That picture is horrible! It reminds me of the movie Misery when Kathy Bates puts James Caan’s ankles between the blocks and then smashes them with the hammer (I’m a little fuzzy on the specifics but the gut-wrenchingness is still very real). Is it going to straighten out again?
It’s straightened out, with the 3 metal plates and 15 screws they had to put in there 😬 still limping, and likely will be for several months yet.