Thursday, November 13, 2008

free at last

Yesterday, I had to restrain myself.

See, I was sitting on the bed/table thingy in the doctor's office, and when Doc looked at my x-ray, then felt up my foot, then said, "You're fractures healed beautifully. Your ligament is healing. You can drive....", it took everything I had in me not to jump down off the table and kiss him full on the lips. Thankfully, I'd already warned Darren that if I got released to walk and drive, I'd be hugging the good doctor. Darren warned me to behave myself. ahem.

I celebrated today by taking my good friend Mecca out to lunch. She's the one who rescued me from my melancholy last summer and forced a pedicure and Lili's lunch on me. She's the one who called on her way to Target however many times to see if I needed anything since she was going anyway...the one who walked down the street once a week and carried my dirty laundry home, then brought it back clean and folded the next day. The one who invites my boys over to play "because it helps her out". Oh yes, I love me some Mecca.

I wore a pair of cute shoes for the first time in 8 weeks, and I felt marvelous! Walking seems a little treacherous, though. It's weird to be aware of every single bone and muscle as I plant my foot with each step. My ankle feels weak, and by the end of the day, my calf and hamstrings are sore. This poor leg has a long way to go before it's normal again. Bring on the physical therapy!

But today, I'm thankful that I'm on my way to full recovery. I'm ready to walk. Heck, I'm ready to RUN!! Thank God for continued healing, and for friends like Mecca who are seeing me through the process. :)

O LORD my God, I called to you for help
and you healed me.
Psalm 30:2
(Is it wrong that the next verse cracks me up 'cause I'm totally taking it out of context?)
you spared me from going down into the pit.
Psalm 30:3
(Nah. It's not bad. My God - I'm sure of it - is a laughing God. :))


itsjustme said...

What a great friend you have.
Glad you are healing well.

Stacy said...

Yay Stacy! I am glad your foot is healing so well, and thank God for such amazing friends. Have fun strutting out and about!

Nesa said...

WOOHOO!!! yay for not having to wear the ugly black boot anymore!! I can so relate with the feelings of giddyness and joy!! Live it up, but be careful, so wild dance moves just yet young lady! LOL

Summer and Jason said...

You look GREAT! I'm so glad your foot is doing better now.

Mel said...



MidniteScrapper said...

Awesome news. Restrain yourself and take it easy for a little bit. =] I don't think you are taking the text out of order. ;] As a matter of fact, I think I am going to become more conservative because of Proverbs 11:25 KJV. LOL

Anonymous said...

You look amazing!


Karen Kroner said...

Hot mawma!!! Let's have LUNCH!!