A Day of Hope
For the past 5 months, I have been blogging about my foot surgery adventure; it hasn't been fun, that's for sure! But it definitely has tested me as a person in ways I never imagined possible.
This morning, I went to my appointment at the ... Read more
After / Before
Just to be crystal clear on the really horrible year I've had with this foot injury/surgery, I thought I would post before/after pics in a very different way than one would normally see on Spark.
Before, in 2011, my first triathlon:
I'm So Impatient
Grrr. This week my foot doctor recommended that I go to a wound care center. It's been almost 5 months since foot surgery, and yes, the incision site is still open and draining. No infection, no smell, no pain, just very annoying that I'm going ... Read more
Back to Work
I get tons of questions from students about my knee scooter, and I hate telling everyone all the gross details. So I just say I had foot surgery, and move on to whatever they are working on in class.
I love being back in a classroom with t... Read more
16 Weeks After Foot Surgery Update
Happy Weekend! It has been another exciting week of firsts. :)
I started walking without my cane about 3 days ago. I have quite a limp, but going places without "health equipment" has been pretty liberating! Yesterday I spent the day at my ... Read more
First 5K Since...
My running days are over forever, but I'm not upset about that because I can still bike and swim, and I really like doing those things more than running anyway! And I still have a bucket-list goal of doing triathlons as part of a relay team, so ... Read more
A Week of Firsts
Happy Labor Day! We are spending it at the pool one last time before it closes for the season. I decided that next year, I won't be buying pool passes for most of my kids because they don't go enough, but I'm definitely getting one for myself! ... Read more
Dr Visit, Foot Pics, and More
Today was my 3-month visit, and I was sure my doc was going to send me to a wound center to get this stupid oozing scab healed. But no, he was THRILLED with my progress! I can't believe it! He said he did a LOT to my foot, and especially since t... Read more
12 Weeks Post Op
There's not much new to say today, but I am getting around more and more, and that's always a good thing! I'm going back to work next Friday and I'm excited to go back. I miss being out there in the world. I was at a meeting at my kids' HS yeste... Read more
Frustrating Stuff, Exciting Stuff
So my physical therapist basically let me have it for doing too much, too soon. I'm back to letting the gym be for now, and just healing this foot. I didn't even log my food this past weekend, because I feel so defeated right now, and it seems s... Read more
The Bionic Foot
I worked really hard at PT today, and this afternoon I'm laying around with ice on it. It's been an exciting week of being able to do more with it! But it's also been an exhausting week of pushing myself, and it's time for me to slow down and re... Read more
Y'All Will Get Sick of Hearing From Me
This morning my daughter who suffers from insomnia drove me to the gym very early, like at 4:30. This past weekend I got my bike and trainer set up, and in the excitement of doing that, I didn't realize that in order to get on the bike, I need t... Read more
At my last PT session, I started putting partial weight on my new foot, and it has been very WEIRD!!! I'm using a combination of parallel bars, crutches, and the kitchen counter, and I've never done anything so SCARY before. I am truly learning ... Read more
First Week of PT and Graphic Incision Pic ;)
It's been a pretty exciting first week of PT! I met my therapist on Tuesday and I like her. She is about 10 years younger than me and has a baby and a toddler. She talks all about them during our sessions, which is great for two reasons; first, ... Read more
It is rearing its ugly head again, this time with my dad. My dad is a pretty awesome guy. He is an engineer and can do complex mathematics in his head, on top of being pretty handy with home repairs. He has bailed my husband out many times over... Read more
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