March 12, 2009

The Foot: Day Nine

I suppose it's nice to finally have something interesting to blog about... assuming my audience wasn't interested in hearing about my online scrabble escapades, preschool stories or trips to Target.

So here is the lowdown; I have broken the foot... in two spots... the Distal Tibia and the 2nd Metatarsal. These images aren't of my actual x-rays... but they are pretty close to what I saw today. Perhaps I can get a hold of the films when they are done with them so I can use them for scrapping... or to decorate my windows next Halloween.

The VERY good news is; no surgery. Awesome! The bad news is; I am in a cast for 6 weeks... at least. And then a soft boot for a few more weeks. NO weight bearing, which is practically impossible for a girl with no upper body strength. No driving for at least 8 weeks. Whatever.

subtle no?

Thank goodness I have such an amazing husband... in so many ways; making dinner, fetching me things, helping get Andy ready in the morning. He even has a feta and spinach casserole in the fridge as we speak for tomorrow... he's practically a show off!

The child on the other hand is really going through some "stuff". I think this is just a lot for him to handle. Suddenly he has been asked to step up to the plate, which he is clearly irritated by.

So *that* is the dealio. I will be sitting here on my couch a lot, and I hope to get some crafting in... and some more blogging. Tomorrow I may bust out the Knifty Knitter.

Craft Critique on the other hand is going gangbusters! I have been meeting some amazing people to network and cross promote with. It's been fun and exciting, and the new things we have coming up over there really have my mojo inspired!

Thank you ALL for your well wishes; via tweet, Facebook, and email... or the comments you have left here. Allthough I haven't met many of you I feel like you are truly my friends. Hearing you share your stories of coping with injury is very inspirational to me. I feel so connected to you all!


mitch1066 said...

well i'm glad its safely in a cast although i know what a pain it is to get around with one.I have a couple more weeks till i can take my walking cast off.take care !!

Kalyber said...

Yicks. Hope it goes quickly for you.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is a seriously cool cast.

I was thinking of you earlier this week when I fell getting out of the car. Luckily (we're going to disneyworld on monday) I didn't do anything but give myself a big nasty bruise and scrape.

Good luck with the recovery!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you broke your foot. I broke my ankle in 3 places 4 months before our wedding so I feel your pain. I drove days after surgery ;-) I got really strong in my other leg doing that but I wouldn't maybe take a freeway..I live in the country. We are here for ya..take care of yourself and enjoy being pampered by your family. Bless those men that take care of us when we need them.

~wenhether~ said...

wow....that IS a cool cast!!

Ann Martin said...

awwww - my heart goes out to you, but at least the no-surgery part is wonderful news. Just think how buff your upper arms will be soon!

btw, I loved your line about your husband practically being a show-off - too funny! Aren't men just like little boys sometimes? :D

chelemom said...

Whew! No surgery! Good news! And what a great hubby......: )

Angie said...

I'm glad you don't have to have surgery! And glad ur hubby is helping - sorry about ur son tho!


Ricky said...

well the foot's packaging looks its ready for sale i guess.on a more serious note i pray that you get well soon

Colleen said...

OMG.... Sarah! This brings back memories! I did almost the exact same thing two years ago!!! (I missed the last 4 steps)... I didn't break anything... but the doctors said I would have been better off if I had... I tore all of the ligaments and tendons in my foot and ankle. 8 months in a metal boot and 6 months on crutches. Lucky for me it was my left.

The photos look just grusome!!! I'm so glad it wasn't worse.

You take care of yourself... and let others take care of you. And take that medicine... no sense in being in pain!!!

Hugs to you sweetie!

Scrapycandy said...

I am so sorry to hear about your foot. I had a shoulder injury for about 9 months and constant pain. My only option was to sort of stopped until I found a doctor who knew how to treat it. I am so glad someone is around to help oy out. Hang in there (so to speak)!