A friend posted this on my FB status:
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe when something is damaged and has more history, it becomes more beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful ankle!
Week 2 Update:
I have gotten gifts, cards and lots of visitors. Everyday a different friend has brought me over lunch. I feel “special.”
I even learned to knit. I finished several e-books and Catching Fire. My favorite activity is still reading blogs and playing Scrabble on my iPad.
I went to the doctor for my Post-Op visit. They took off my splint and removed all the staples. I took photos just so I can see the progress as it heals. I was shocked at how long the incision was on the left side (fibula) and how swollen the right side was (malleolus).
They took x-rays and the doctors said it looked good. He made no promises but said that they did the best they could. I asked lots of questions and got no definitive answer except that it will be painful and swollen for 9-12 months. YIKES!!!!
(Epic comeback to running may have to wait until 2013!)
He put on a brace instead of a cast. So I can take it off to shower. Some good news, at least.
I have to keep it elevated or it will swell. I cannot put any weight on it. Next appt is Feb 13. More x-rays and then…. Who knows? If it is healing, I may be able to start putting weight on it.
So I’m off from work for the next 4 weeks or so. I can go on Disability but I hate sitting home. My hubby & I are trying to figure how I can work…possibly having him drive me to & from work and me sitting at my desk in a wheelchair with my leg elevated.
Happy Running! Good luck this Sunday to my friend Mary running 13.1 in LA and Rebecca in Naples!