Wednesday, October 22, 2008

cautiously optimistic!

Dr. Myers looked at today's xray, then without facial expression, looked at me and said, "There's been no change."

It scared me at first.

"That's good, right?" I asked.

He replied enthusiasticly, "That's excellent! It's what we were hoping for."

"So... we don't have to talk surgery?"

"Not today, at least," he answered. "I'm cautiously optimistic."

So, all these hours of riding around in my wheelchair and making people run my errands is paying off. I have to continue staying off the foot for two more weeks. Then I get to start putting weight on it a little at a time... still in my boot and on crutches... 25% for 2 days, then 50% for two more days if there's no pain, and then 75% for two days. On the seventh day, he'll X-ray again and we'll see how it's reacting under pressure.

YAY!!! There's an end in sight! I can't wait to be able to walk again!

You should see my right leg. The little bit of muscle definition I'd developed over the last few months is gone. It's a sad little sorry excuse for a calf compared to my left leg. Doc says that I'll require rehabilitation, because my quads and joints and calves have been dormant for so long. It'll be 7-8 weeks from the day he declares me "healed" before I can count on walking for exercise or doing Nia.

Even so, I'm ecstatic!!! If I can just be good for two more weeks and stay off my foot, bone fusion surgery is getting drop-kicked out the window. YAY!

13 comments:

Ginger said...

YAHOO!!! That's awesome news! :)

Karen Kroner said...

Yay! I will see you tomorrow.. and uhh crafty? who you talking to?? cause there is not a crafty bone anywhere in my body!

Elaine said...

Woowoo!!!

And rehab takes forfreakin'evah. Just accept that and it'll be easier to take. My muscle atrophy is still visible, and I hate that. :(

But I'm SO GLAD that being so diligent has paid off! Yahoo!!!

(and I tagged you in my blog today)

Jayne said...

Great news! Stay tough and stay off it!!

Midnite Scrapper said...

Good news,Stacy! I know what it's like to have a terrible foot injury like that. Good that you're behaving! =]

Nancy D. said...

Keep at it! You can do it! You're over half way there!

Rah Rah Rah!!!!

Martha in CA said...

YAY!!!

Good news indeed!

Dirpus said...

Hooray!

You and Elaine can compare muscle atrophy. :)

LvHmBirth said...

That's great news! I know it's tough, but you're doing the right thing staying off of it. Thinking of you!

Susan said...

AAACK!! I didn't know that he had mention fusion!! Bad word in my house!! So happy to hear it is healing properly. You keep it up!! (I might even let you use my scooter at SSTX!!)

Jackietex said...

That's GREAT news! So...you'll enter SSTX5 dancing to "Brick House?" Lol! I'll take you anyway I can get ya. Take care of yourself, and your foot.

TheresaB said...

Hallelujah! I'm so glad to hear that you are healing!!!

Kris with a K said...

Go girl!!!! Be good, and stay on the wheels and off the feet!!