My Achilles Tendon is torn. Yep, Dr. Wassluski, aka, Dr. McDreamy (my my..he’s a cutie!), will be sewing my muscle back together! Apparently, he wants me moving around as soon as possible, so in my cast, I’ll be using my crutches for the first two weeks. Then, I return to the office for a follow-up to replace the cast with some other contraption. Upon those two weeks (after 4), I get to don this lovely $250 boot. You only get one, so this is some pricey shoe! I’ll be such a fashion plate and hopefully will start a trend.
After 6 weeks, boot on, I start PT, then after 8, I can start to exercise WITH my foot! YAHOO! In the meantime, I hope to keep my core strong and my upper body strength in tact. I know with crutches, I’ll be able to pounce around and stay strong.
Today, in my lovely boot and attempted crutch maneuvering, I “prepared!” Mom and I strategized about how to FIRST handle Tatum. My goal is/was to hold her as much as possible since I cannot carry her. While my mom gets her bottle ready, I can hold her, then when she returns with the bottle, I can feed her and hold her more! Mission accomplished. The changing….well, now that gets to happen via mom. Unless……. IDEA! A scooter! (To Be Continued.)
We also cleaned the house, went grocery shopping, affixed mobiles to various sleeping fixtures for Tater, made phone calls, cancelled appointments, paid bills, organized the needs for my day (i.e. set out clothes/fixed meals/aligned vitamins… you know..anal retentive things!) OH….and we also prayed prayed prayed. Lights were out at 10pm!
Tomorrow awaits. My dear friend, Denise will take me to my surgical location since my mom has to stay with Tater Tot.
P.S. The word has spread that this surgery is occurring. WOW! I cannot believe how many people have come out of the woodwork to express their prayers and their offers to help my mom and me. Tatum and Coti will have so much attention…I shall not fret. This accident has proved to be such an opportunity to see God work in such amazing ways. I’m blessed to have wonderful support.
Thank you, God.