Thursday, November 21, 2013

Bye Bye Shoebootie...

...hello walking!

I am delighted to announce that I have graduated from shoebootie. I still have one more x-ray to come and I'm still using an elastic type tape -- a miracle product that replaces the old ace bandage -- and regularly icing my foot, but I am officially in two sneakers and I am loving it. I am scheduled to get my new orthotics in two weeks and I'm really looking forward to wearing shoes, real shoes and not sneakers. 

I do have a round of rehab to look forward to, but it's probably my sixth or seventh go at physical therapy and I am actually looking forward to it. I know it will be much easier to walk when I am finished and my back will feel better, too.  I will also then be able to return to my exercise classes and in one part of my life all will truly be right with the world. I know there will still be a few aches and pains, but not this set of aches and pains, and I feel very fortunate for that.  

Please stop by tomorrow for one of my favorite parts of the week, Random 5 Friday. It won't be quite as random as usual -- the date of November 22, 1963 has been on my mind -- but it's just about my favorite post each week. 

As always, thanks for stopping by. Sweet dreams and take good care of yourself. 

12 comments:

Becky K. said...

Hooray for no more shoe bootie! Have fun walking freely again.

Lynn said...

congratulations on no bootie, I remember to this day after 10 months in a full leg cast what it was like to bath, shave that leg and wear my running shoes, super for you.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is wonderful news!!! So glad you got to say good buy to that old bootie.

Theresa said...

Congrats on kicking the boot to the curb:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Glad to see the bootie gone. I still have memories of one leg in a cast and the other foot in a bootie so I know exactly how you feel to be free.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Looking good!

Nellie said...

Yay! No more shoe bootie! Take care!

TARYTERRE said...

Congrats. This is great news.

Susie said...

Good for you Buttercup. You still have a way to go yet...but it's promising. I would love to wear heels once in a while, but those days are over for me and my bad ankles. Take care. Stay warm , xoxo,Susie

It's me said...

Wonderful news !!!!....Lovely weekend love Ria...xxx !!

BJ PUP said...

Let's hope that the rest 2013 and into the future will be healthy.

Melinda said...

Woo Hoo!

Congratulations.

M :)