Today I got back in the game…of life. I got up at 5:45 am, took a shower, put on make-up, dried my hair, and put on work clothes. It’s the earliest I’ve been up in more than seven weeks. I was even ready to go before Bryan. 🙂
My cast is off and I’m wearing a boot. I’m not able to put any weight on it yet. My foot is 100% healed, but my body can’t handle the weight. When I put any amount of weight it feels like electric shocks shooting through my foot. Needless to say, it’s not a nice feeling! I’m trying to put a small amount of weight on it while I walk with the crutches. I hope that even though I’m not putting enough weight t make it painful, it’s still helping me move closer to walking without the crutches.
The day went much smoother than I thought it would. Mid-morning I started feeling a little uncomfortable and my toes felt pretty swollen. I propped my foot up on a chair and tried to attack the mess on my desk. I put off my email for as long as possible and hand to readjust my elevation approach. The only option left was to prop my foot up on my desk. Right before my boss came to say hello. 🙂
I was able to make it all day long! My goal was to see how all day Monday was and then adjust my schedule based on that. Today went well enough that I think I’ll be able to handle work again! I wish some things were different. For example, the bathroom doors are a lot heavier than I thought they were. And I have double doors to go through to get out of my room. Doors are a little awkward. I wish they all had the handicap buttons! Also, I had a meeting in the building across the street today. By that afternoon meeting, my arms were already raw from using the crutches so much. Blah!
Hopefully I’ll be out of these crutches soon! And won’t need to immediately take off my boot and sock as soon as I come home.