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Will do, thanks :-))
Well, just take care of yourself, and wish I was closer so I could help you. And you're certainly welcome on the hair scene. :)
Thanks for the compliments on my hair flkatz. Yes it is quite thick but maybe not as much as it was then. It is also absolutely straight. I have it cut shoulder length every six months or so because I like to be able to tie it back in an elastic. I don't use crutches since I need to be able to carry stuff and use my hands when I look after the animals. I've learned to walk on my heel and not roll my foot. My daughter has a full time job and doesn't live here. I'm here alone except for on weekends.
Well, I'm so glad to hear that Edie! Meanwhile, are you using crutches to get around? And is your daughter taking care of all the animals? I thought it looked like your mouth/lips. I'll tell ya what! That's one sharp hair cut, your hair's thick, it looks really good. Thought about doing it again like that? Nice picture. If I could wear mine short, (makes my face look fat), I'd do it, but mine has so much curl too. Short would look triple short! lol...
Thanks flkatz. The orthopedist said that everything is healing well and expect to have full function in a couple of weeks. Right now I still have to take it easy. Yes that's me about 30 years ago :-)))
Edie, I'm so sorry that you tripped! GEEZ! Not easy for someone as active as you are. And I do hope you're back to normal sooner than you can imagine. Thanks to your daughter for getting you the air cast. :))))Is that you in the Avatar???
Thanks Rosie, I'm sure I'll be back to my old self in no time :-))
Just wanted to say that I love this new avatar of yours---the attitude was there for all to see. Sorry to hear about you having a true accident and falling---it does happen even when we are being careful. I hope you continue to heal and get back to "normal" soon.
Thanks Josie and Aishah. When I told my daughter that I had fallen she assumed right away that I was doing something stupid like climbing the ladder with my cast, which I did last weekend. I told her that this time I was doing nothing except walking so it is possible that accidents can happen even if you are careful :-))
Oh Edie! Find a spot to rest and stay there as much as possible. I would hate for you to injure anything else or make your foot worse.
Oh Edie, I am so sorry, please be more careful, this can be so dangerous. I understand about cats as you know, but you are more susceptible with the broken foot. Hugs and good wishes for a better day.
Well I took quite a fall yesterday Aishah and was lucky that nothing broke. Was walking on hardwood floor in the house and one of the cats must have thrown up water which I didn't see and before I knew it I was on my butt. Luckily that's padded enough so that today I just feel a little sore but consider myself lucky.
Ankles are not fun when broken or so I''m told. My neighbor broke her ankle this past winter. She was sled riding with her grandson and ran into a tree. She's still wearing a boot. The doctor told her that between her age and her diabetes, it would take some time before she completely healed.
I think it's healing well. I can leave the boot off now for short periods of time and there is no pain in the foot Aishah. I wouldn't want a broken ankle either. My sister broke hers this winter slipping on the ice and she was lucky that she didn't need surgery but was in a full cast for 9 weeks with crutches then an air boot for 4 more weeks and still wasn't allowed to play tennis for another 4 weeks after that. I wouldn't have been able to manage that.
Edie, I do hope you get healed up quickly. And I was just complaining about this stupid cast shoe I am wearing for 3 broken toes. Fortunately, I am wearing only the cast shoe, no cast. I will take my minor injury over a broken ankle any day.
If you saw my feet Rosie you would think that I spent my youth in 4" heels when truth be told I hardly ever wore even 2" ones. I had surgery at the age of 8 for bunions. The two places they operated on are now worse then the ones they left alone. My kids call them my 6th toe. I've been spared broken bones but have had several surgeries over the years.
I did a lot of deep powder skiing and white water rafting in my youth through my early forties so the ankles were the things that went. I also walked off a few 4 inch spikes as an adult when those nights on the town involved dark, smoky jazz clubs and lots of people. But those are the only injuries I've ever had---no broken long bones and never had a surgery except for children unable to be born the easy way.
The specialist that I'm going to on Friday has never seen me so I don't think it will matter to him whether I come in a cast or an air boot Rosie. Sounds like you've had more than your share of injuries. This is the first cast for me. I do put my leg up at every opportunity. Thanks.
Me too Gail. Just wish I would have got it in the first place.
I agree ikook. That was the first thing I thought as well.
Does your Dr. know that you removed the cast??? I'm glad you found that the air boot is working better for you---having shattered both ankles and torn ligaments and tendons in both ankles casts and airboots are a permanent part of my life. I have a pair in my bathroom closet as I type from a fall while cross country skiing several years ago. Please remember to rest when you can and elevate that leg as much as possible. Your menagerie needs you whole and so do we. You bring us joy all the time.
I'm so glad you were able to get this, Edie.
This is good news, Edie! It looks a bit like a skiing boot.
Thanks Wanda, Jigidi really is a very caring place isn't it :-))
They did mention it but the doctor thought that it would probably only need to stay on for a couple of weeks so I guess he was trying to save me the expense of buying one. Had I known how much trouble the fiberglass cast was going to cause I would have taken this in the first place. Lesson learned Ardy :-))
Glad you are more comfortable, Edie. Keep your leg elevated as much as you can. Try to rest. We care about you. Thanks for keeping us updated on how you are doing.
Edie, Wonderful. You have protection and comfort. Wonder why they didn't think of this instead of the cast. I'm so happy for you. Hugs.
Thanks Kathy and PJ. All I can say is that $200 is a small price to pay to be rid of that cast :-)))
Edie, I'm so happy for this good solution - protective and much more comfortable - all the best for a nice recovery now,PJ
I tried Josie but I have a fat head to match my feet and it just wouldn't stay in place. Hugs to your :-)))
I have a broken bone in my foot Ank which I walked on for 4 weeks before it was discovered. Then they put on a cast which was more painful than the broken foot. I removed it and my daughter surprised me by buying this airboot which is much more comfortable and does the same job as the cast. Soon there will be no more problems so not to worry :-)))
Thanks Marilyn, so am I :-))
Kids can really surprise us some times, and we thought we knew it all. LOL Glad you are doing better. Now will you put it on your head and turn the camera around. Sorry, couldn't help myself. Love you dear.
Uh sorry Edie, but I missed something. There are some problems I see. But ...? Was ist los?
Don't say this often but "I am glad you got the boot."
Thanks Florrie, Barb and jyl. It was quite a surprise when I saw him walking up my path this morning carrying this boot. I had no idea that she was planning on going out and buying one. It makes a world of difference :-)))
Thanks for sharing. We care too!
Yes, thank goodness for family! Glad you're getting a chance to rest your foot now and then, Edie. :-)
Hooray for family :-)