Thursday, May 15, 2014

Laid Up

 I had good intentions with the A-Z challenge but shortly after the last post, I learned I would be having ankle surgery on May 8 and would in turn be laid up for quite some time so my world went into overdrive of so many things I wanted to have done before those days hit.  I was able to check most of the items off of my list at home and at work so I've considered those days successful but not beneficial for blogging.

So, last Thursday, May 8, I went to University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin for  ankle reconstruction surgery brought on by posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.  I've had trouble with that foot for a couple of years and it came to a head last fall.  I saw our local podiatrist at that time and we started wrapping it with an ace wrap.  After our trip to New Orleans in January it became apparent that the ace wrap wasn't cutting it.  After checking around for a good orthopedic doc, I ended up with an appointment at UW in February.  She immobilized me in a walking boot for almost 8 weeks and tried physical therapy and ultrasound.  It became apparent fairly quickly that neither was helping to correct the problem and surgery was scheduled.

Now, I am in a 'no weight bearing' cast for 6 - 8 weeks, then a 'weight bearing' cast for another 6 - 8 weeks, and a boot or brace after that for a total of a 4-6 month process...."how I spent my summer" huh?  I think things will get much easier once I can put weight on it but for now I am spending much time like this...
Since this photo was taken the grands have been here decorating.

DH has raised our furniture to make it easier for me to get in and out.

It might not be the most aesthetically pleasing but it sure is functional. :)

And he has overall served me very well.  Love that guy!

More updates to follow I'm sure.....


  1. He looks good as your nurse maid! Have you figured out how to get on your bike yet? lol.

  2. Ouch! Time will heal, but during that time 'dont go to the looney bin'! Prayers for healing quickly.

  3. Wondering why you didn't respond to my email and comment. Now I know. You've been busy with important-er things. So sorry for this bend in the road and I hope everything returns to normal soon.

  4. So sorry you are laid up for such a long time. I hope your recovery is going well!