Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Am I glowing yet?

March 2005, I broke my foot pretty ferociously (2nd, 3rd and 4th metatarsals, if you were wondering). The next six weeks were a morass of pain, follow-up doctor appointments and x-rays. First couple were at the ER. Then I had at least 2 a week for the next 4 weeks (I wonder if my breastmilk was radioactive...) It was lots of fun, especially considering I'd given birth February and didn't have anyone to help me on day to day stuff... but I digress.

Something has been a little bit wrong with that foot ever since the break healed. That little bit wrong has escalated to a whole lot wrong (including grinding, popping and pulling sensations plus considerable pain). So I go back to the doctor on Thursday where I will get yet another in a continuous series of x-rays on my foot. Anyone have a geiger counter for my foot?

I've been doing some online searching, because I strongly suspect my foot's going to have surgery (please, please not that!), and I will not go through another 6 weeks on crutches! I found this lovely gadget:

It looks like the perfect solution for a brand new mama who is trying to care for her baby while staying completely off one foot! I would have happily paid for this contraption myself even if insurance would not.



Tanaya said...

Hey, that's pretty cool! Do you have be drafted by the NFL to get one?

tj said...

we can build you faster, stronger, better!

greeblemonkey said...

ha ha TJ!!

and that thing is RAD!