Making Progress!

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.
TADA  here he is hanging above the mantle.

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.

We haven't met since the week of Christmas.  We went to visit our kids and kidlets for two weeks then I had my surgery.  It will be fun to get back into my routine.

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!!


Acorn to Oak said...

I popped over for a visit from the comment you left on my blog. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Your blog looks like a lot of fun! I'm definitely going to add it to my following list. :-)

What a brilliant idea to add that no-slip mesh to your cast! Good luck with that weight bearing thing! Eeek! ;-)

Those hearts you made are adorable! Looks like you're having fun getting ready for Valentine's Day! I like your pink tree!

Have fun at the GYB party! :-)

kathyinozarks said...

good morning-oh sorry what a "pain" you are going through-and I would have said something too-fat feet-geesh.
Love your heart tree, and brilliant with the no slip mesh on your cast. hugs Kathy

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I feel terrible for you. I had to have my wisdom teeth surgically removed, could nothing for only 4 days and that drove me nuts. I can't imagine anything longer. I had better not break anything!
Very cute Valentines decorations.
Speedy healing to you...

Marrianna said...

Sorry about the foot and pain, but, I'm really loving those heart ornaments and how you embellished them. Okay, I'm on the lookout for heart ornaments.

thepaintedapron.com said...

So sorry you are laid up! Yikes, I would be nuts, but I do love that you were able to whip up all those adorable heart ornaments!! Love your tree! My little tree started out as a birthday tree, then a football tree, and who knows what is coming next! You have given me some ideas with those hearts, thank you! Hope your recovery is speedy!

Betty W said...

Hope it heals so, but if you had to do it winter is the best time to do it. No one needs to be around with all the snow and cold. Love the pink color.

Art and Sand said...

1. That guy definitely needs to learn some tact and I think you handled it well.

2. So clever to add the mesh to the bottom.

3. Good luck with putting weight on your foot/leg.

4. LOVE those little pink hearts.

Mom E. said...

The heart ornaments are adorable! I want to make some. Hope you leg heals well....I have had multiple casts on my feet, wish i were there to paint your toenails for you. I am sure the kids had a great Valentine Craft day with you.