So this sitting on my bottom with my foot up in the air is getting pretty old! It has been two weeks and I am going nuts! I went to the Dr on Thursday and was expecting to go back into my air cast after the post surgery cast was removed.....
Wrong. I had to go into another cast---this time fiberglass....but only for two more weeks!! EEK
At least I got to pick my own color and of course went with my all time favorite in any shade:
Yep looks pretty bright.
Dr told me I could start bearing weight after 24 hours. So I kept it up and behaved until the next afternoon.
He told me he was worried I would get carried away and try to do more than I am supposed to. Okay which one of you told on me? Not this type A personality who can't be paid to set still.
I tried just putting my foot on the floor here and there and putting a little weight on it....OUCH! It isn't gonna happen this weight bearing.......it is just too painful at this point in time. But I will keep working at it.
The one thing that isn't safe on tile and hardwood floors is that this sucker is very slippery.....they had sent us down to an orthopedic appliance department. They had one 'cast shoe". The smallest size.... I couldn't get my foot in.....the next size was way too long and way too narrow. I felt like Cinderella's ugly stepsisters!
The gentleman helping me: "You must have an extra fat or wide foot huh?" ( Wow! I have never been accused of having fat feet.)
ME (ever so sweetly): "I am thinking you didn't mean that the way it came out of your mouth. You never imply a woman is extra fat or wide anywhere." (I did smile sweetly. Okay I was probably rolling my eyes).
Mr P. said: "You might not want to pay much attention to her. She took some pain meds a little bit ago and she talks kind of goofy then.
After all that, we left there without a 'cast shoe' but maybe a professional that might chose his words a little more carefully when the next lady with a fat cast on her foot comes in!!! Smiling.. I really am very sweet.
But I had just had one cast removed, 12 stitches taken out and then another cast applied. I had also had NO pain meds and was running out of steam quickly.
So every time I stood my foot wanted to go anywhere but where it should. I laid down to take a nap when we got home and BINGO.....I got it!! (Sometimes those are the best times for great ideas....maybe I should lay down more often).
I had my honey cut out a section of this rubbery mesh stuff we have under our carpet runners:
I hot glued it to the bottom of my cast and Voila! Perfect. Now the cast doesn't go anywhere.
I wish it would have helped the pain but not so lucky there.
Yesterday I went into my studio determined to MAKE something......anything. Since Valentine's Day and Hearts are my favorite things I went with that theme.
I started with this mess of......putting everything out in plain sight.
I ended up with these lovely little hearts decorated with found objects in my stash of goodies.
Then I put them on my "every holiday" pink tree. I put this tree up for Christmas and then it stays up through Easter.
I pulled out this old vintage cupid from years back I found at a garage sale for a dime.
I added feathers to the wing. I cute up wire with little red hearts on it and curled them to complete his hair. I had these darling pink butterflies and added them to his quiver.
Today three of my favorite sisters who live down the street came down to help me decorate and set up for Monday's class with my kidlets.
I had my foot down for a very long time and now it IS FAT and so I have resumed the sitting on my bottom with my foot in the air once again.......gonna be another long two weeks!!