It’s the 14th of December and I have been completely mobile for almost a year following 14 months of no weight bearing on my right ankle. If you’ve read this saga, you know that I had three ankle fusions and ended up with a cadaver hip bone and a lot of hardware – it’s all available for you to see if you scroll through this blog.
Yesterday it was 70 degrees – yes, I’m below the blizzard belt – but today it is raining. Sometimes, when it rains and is chilly, I pop a Tylenol but, generally, I just about forget about my ankle. I don’t glide smoothly and I will never ice skate again – or, according to my docs wear heels again :(, but I’m doing very, very well. I’ve been back to work for months, traveled a lot for work, both by car and plane. I did have a few problems in Baltimore, dragging a computer, work notebooks and wearing girl shoes, and walking from the parking garages to buildings far and wide. The uneven sidewalks annoyed my ankle as did the constant shuffling for position in the stream of people walking. BUT. In my normal day, I don’t even think about it anymore. The whole thing was a pain in the #@! but it’s done now.
Years ago when I was waiting to meet some friends coming in from somewhere, I spent a few days alone in Bangkok. I spent an afternoon with a fortune teller who looked at my hand and said that I would have a long period of my life when I would have to suffer with some medical issue. I’m hoping that this was it and that “medical issue” is over!
I will continue to post from time to time and enjoy hearing from readers. I can’t believe that this simple little story of my ankle has been read over 10,000 people – all over the world. It’s amazing how many people have things in common that we search out in the dark of night when we have unanswered questions.
Happy holidays, whatever you celebrate.