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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Foot.

So, this is what I look like now. A LOT better. I thought the redness was going to be around for a long while, but it's fading fast, thank goodness. (Here is what I used to look like - Gross!). Not much bruising to show for. My ankle is still a little bit greenish, but I never was one for bruising. I still am hoping some ugly purple thing shows up, but I think those days have come and gone. Nothing says "yeouch" like black and blue.

Still have nerve pain, not as bad though, but still hoping to get a nerve block sometime soon. All my stitches have dissolved, and scabs have come off. But I have all these blood blisters where scabs used to be? I don't know why. All my muscle is gone, and my leg looks very flabby and gross now too, but I will spare you those photos :)

I had a normal outing yesterday, with Adam, for the first time in almost 6 weeks. We went and did groceries! Yay! We packed along the wheelchair, and I raced around the store, piling things on my lap. I can't say I missed doing groceries these past 6 weeks, but I went snack wild, and bought up all my favorite Easter treats, and some cake mixes! - since I'm not sure how I will fair in the kitchen just yet. But I'm sure I can handle a cake mix! And, I am helping with dinner tonight too! Feels great to finally feel like I am on the mend. Thanks for the prayers, folks :)


Anonymous,  February 25, 2009 at 3:50 AM  

Hi Kath! I am so glad you are starting to feel a little better. At least you have hope of relief now. You'll really need to emphasize with the specialist how difficult it has been - so that he will follow up on it.

Your foot/ankle is looking a lot better -though the color is still different - is that because of the nerve problem? Or did the red cast leech some of its' color?

Love you! MOm

I Should Be Cleaning Up February 25, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Yeah, still red-ish, but not quite so blotchy. It's not from cast dye either. I think it's just damaged skin, maybe because it was so stretched, or maybe from being cut off from the blood supply...who knows. It still gets REALLY purpley whenever I am up and around.

Judy ~ My Front Porch February 25, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

Glad to hear things are looking up! You will so enjoy doing those every-day things again...that you always took for granted before.