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A Step In the Right Direction

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

In May of 2019 I took a tumble down our stairs and sprained my ankle. By fall we realized non-invasive measures weren't working to heal it and that surgery would be required to repair the ligament on my left ankle. I believe the exact words my podiatrist used after looking over my MRI was "I don't know how else to say this, its just a hot mess in there." Being in retail being out for several months wasn't an option for the fall and holiday retail seasons. In January we set a date - March 25. On March 18th the hospitals shut down all non-emergency surgeries. So I kept my walking boot on and continued to work.

On July 15th I finally got my ankle surgery. I've been non-weight bearing for 6 weeks. I've managed to keep busy with sewing masks and painting my barn quilts, but I've been itching to get back to my furniture booth. Today I got clearance for full weight bearing!!! Oh happy day! I still have to wear the boot for 4 more weeks, then I can move to a brace and begin physical therapy. The healing journey isn't over yet, but its definitely heading in the right direction. Today was a metaphoric and literal step in the right direction.

I'm using a single crutch to get use to weight bearing again, at least for a day or two. In the mean time, right before I sat down to rest my foot and write this post I put the final coat of paint on a nightstand that I wasn't able to finish before surgery. I just have to remember not to over do it - don't want to be taking two steps back.

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