Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ankle Drama pt. 2

I went to the orthopedist today expecting to get one of those walking boots with velcro straps and this is what I came home with. Not what I was expecting at all.


























I am to put no weight on my right foot for a week and then I will get a walking cast. I am to keep it elevated higher than my heart as much as possible. How in the world do you do that? Does that mean you lay on the couch all day? That is not my style. My bedroom and my sewing room are upstairs. I am not happy at all!!

My husband got me this rolling cart that you prop your knee on and roll around. Anyone that is so clumsy that they fall taking the dog out certainly isn't adept with this thing.


















If anyone has any suggestions or advice please let me know.



13 comments:

wendyytb said...

Awww... Hope that you feel better soon!

luv2quilt2 said...

A week won't be too long, but it kind of reminds me of waiting for Santa to come when we were kids. So glad you're on the mend.

elle said...

YIKES! uhm, do you hand applique? Might be a good time to work on circles or leaves or yoyo's!!! This, too, shall pass.

Quiltdivajulie said...

It's called a scooter! One of my co-workers used one for 6 weeks as part of the healing of a broken ankle. We bought her a kid's bicycle horn and streamers for the handlebars... and we took turns going up and down our long hallway when she wasn't using it. The good news is, keeping her weight off the ankle worked and she's back in regular shoes and walking just fine!

Give yourself a few days to adjust - and yes, you need to spend some time with your foot propped up (at least in the recliner). Good time to read all those quilty books you've been wanting to savor!

Hugs and all good wishes!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

well, I hope you do well with being off it for a week. I'll be right there with you in a few weeks. I plan to have some quilts finished so that all I have to do is hand stitch the binding. Then have the lap top on my lap, and my cell phone for texting. I'll be set.

Barb said...

The hubby is trying to make things easier for you....No suggestions here....sorry...big hugs coming your way!!

Clare said...

I agree with Julie. You need to get in that recliner and stay there! Get some hand sewing done and perhaps read through LQII properly.

Thinking of you.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

eek. good thing you went to the doctor. stay off of it and try to enjoy relaxing. you need to heal up so you can go to your retreat.

whatktmadenext said...

Oh poor you :( If the doc says rest up, then try and take it as easy as possible, boring as it is :( If not, you might risk making things worse.

Take care of yourself!

jovaliquilts said...

Oh,my! A week! Well, you should do it even if you don't want to because you want your ankle to heal properly.
I had one of those carts after foot surgery and it was a bit tricky, but it was so much better than not ever being able to move around on my own! Just don't try to use it on the stairs. ;-)

Nanci said...

Well first....I wouldn't put my foot on that blue thingy! OMG, I'm laughing here! What is that?
It probably works really well, but not my colour at all!
Oh here's an idea, read about quilting, have the computer so you can see the screen while lying in a lounger, and go blogging...
It's a week which will seem like a month, but count the days...

Mrs Moen said...

How is your ancle doing; are you getting restless?

prashant said...

it kind of reminds me of waiting for Santa to come when we were kids. So glad you're on the mend.
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