I've been in and out of the AirCast for the last week or so. When I did break three bones in my foot and thought it was a sprain, M bought me a cane. This very same cane came in handy now, since I'm off crutches. I always imagined an old man waving his wooden … Continue reading “Get off my lawn”
My foot cast is coming off tomorrow, thank goodness. No idea if I'll get a new one, but the doctor said eight weeks ago that I'd be in the air cast (boot) for another few weeks at least. I can live with that if it means walking without crutches.
I met Wil Wheaton and he signed my foot cast. I had a photo op with Nathan Fillion, who got on his knee. The photo op with Ian McDiarmid was equally fun, but I was able to stand for that because we had more time. It was amazing, and next time I'd prefer to do … Continue reading Calgary Expo 2013
Having a broken foot is no picnic. I'm getting to the place in my head where I'm frustrated that I can't do the things I took for granted for 30-mumble years. Like walking up stairs. Emptying the dishwasher (yes, really). Putting on clothes. Showering. Walking down stairs. Driving (though having an automatic transmission makes this … Continue reading This sucks
The good news is that I'm off my pain medication for the moment. I've survived since 8am and it's noon now. The bad news is, I've been put in a fiberglass cast until at least 13 June (eight weeks from now) because the damage to my foot wasn't restricted to broken bones. On the bright … Continue reading Good news, bad news
The swelling in my foot has diminished somewhat, and now I can feel pain in other parts of my leg and ankle that were previously overshadowed by the broken bones. I read a fascinating article on HowStuffWorks.com about how the body mends fractures. According to that, and of course my doctor spouse, I should be … Continue reading Updates
I broke my foot on Sunday. We were on Vancouver Island, at the very end of our weekend away, staying with friends. I'd gone outside where it had been raining, saw the garage door closing, decided I'd try run back inside, and slipped on the concrete with wet shoes. Anyway, we thought it was just … Continue reading Broken foot