November 4, 2008

Speaking of Feet.....

Those of you who see me often have seen my fantastic runway-style limp for the past year.  Also, you may notice that I'm rarely without my best friend, my black foot brace (see our header picture).   What you may not know is that this ever ongoing saga in my life ended in surgery.  My foot never seemed to heal correctly.  Insurance made it impossible to see my initial doctor until this past August.  He ended up trying several cortisone shots.  They worked to a point, but never really did the job.  Next step, cat-scan.  What do you know?  A larger break in my foot that they never noticed the first time.  The cat-scan showed that the broken bone never healed back into place, so it's been flopping around my foot this entire time.  No wonder I was still in pain!
So....on October 9th I had surgery to smooth the bigger bone off and drill/chip the broken piece out.  Oh what fun.  I understand when they say take it easy.  However, the guilt makes it so difficult to follow orders.  I ended up paying for it too.  Once I got back into the swing of things, I realized how behind I was, so that explains a lot of why blogging has been on the back burner for me.  On October 30th, exactly one year from the date of my fall, I had my stitches removed and I can actually walk without limping.  What a long year!
I do have to thank a ton of people who helped me out while I was sitting on my fanny.  Quint & Chelly (you guys don't know how much having you in town helped me and my sanity), David & Amy for taking Ben for a couple nights, my friends in the ward for giving my kids rides here and there, and especially my hubby for taking control of things around the house.
  
My foot a few days after surgery.  
Taylor thought it would be funny to write on my legs in the hospital.  The right calf said "Pain down here" with an arrow.  The left one said "Not this one the other one".  The writing you can see on my leg is my doctor's initials.   He said they always write on the body when there's two body parts involved.

9 comments:

Jaime Lynne said...

So glad your year of pain has finally come to an end. But now we can't tease you about the crutches! :)

Jaime Lynne said...

Also, I love the background on your blog. It's the kind of fall feeling I wish we could find in Vegas.

Amy said...

Ouch! I can't even imagine having a bone "flipping around" in my foot. I am glad you are feeling better.

The Yoakum's said...

I had no idea that you had to go through all that. I have heard when they shave the bone it is so painful. Ouch!!!! I am so glad that you are feeling better.

See you at the party next month

Amy said...

For a minute there I thought you had a tatoo, Ginger. Are you sure it's only writing? Come on, just admit it. I bet it says something about Taylor being the one and only hot hunk of love.

thecustercrew said...

Oh my goodness, I didn't even know you had surgery. I hope your foot feels better. I've decided I just need to have my foot amputated.

Tonya said...

Sorry to hear about your foot. Glad to know they fixed it. My mom just had her knee replacement replaced. YIKES!!! I feel your pain on the shoe thing. Tom and seth have been wearing the same size shoes for 2 to 3 years and sabrina has been wearing a 10, my size for about a year so therefore I am always looking for my shoes in her closet. We should do lunch or something. My kids rule my life and I don't have a life anymore. I need a break with friends. Call me

Michael...Midol....Punky....Mido the Sugar Bear Punky....Twitcher....Cheetoh Eater said...

Dont lie Ginger....we all know that you are just covering up the tattoo of the whole families faces you got and are going to unveil it at the Family party during Christmas. Its ok your secret is safe with me!

tara @ kidz said...

I love what you wrote on your legs in the hospital - made me laugh! Stopped by through Daily Scoop and I'm glad I did!