Friday, July 18, 2008

Heeling (!) well

What a surprise when I woke up from my surgery with a cast on my foot! Something they neglected to tell me in advance...But I'll only have it on until Monday, when they'll replace it with a boot. Yesterday I was all drugged up and pretty out of it, but today I decided not to take pain medicine until I needed it, and so far, I haven't needed it. Hoorah! I'm using a rolling chair from our kitchen set as a wheelchair, and Monday I'll see about getting crutches. No sewing so far, as I have to keep my leg elevated, but I hope by tomorrow I won't need to do that. Just letting you all know I'm doing fine!

18 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

glad all is going well -- it'll be much easier when they change the cast and you have crutches, but til then be good, keep it up and the swelling down :-)

Belvie said...

Take care of yourself...and feel better soon!

paula, the quilter said...

You should see about getting one of those little rolling kneeling chair thingies that you kneel on (with the bad leg) and walk around with your with your good leg. (How's that for a description?) A lot less painful on the armpits. Talk to your doc about it. A friend had one after her foot surgery.

Karol-Ann said...

I guess if you'd known you could have prepared some handwork!!! Hope it heals really quick. Just catching up on your blog - your trip sounded fab! Love the African fabrics - wow!
Get well (and mobile) soon, xka

Quiltdivajulie said...

What 'xactly did you have done? I've had a broken ankle plus neuroma and plantar fascia surgeries as well as new joint implants in both big toes.... never had a "real" cast, but lots of surgical shoes and boots. Try not to do too much ~

The Quilting Pirate said...

Take it easy and enjoy doing nothing!!! Thanks for the up date, I would start to worry! Hugs!

nicolette said...

Take care! I hope your leg, that looks impressively heavy, will be more manageable soon!

Andrea said...

Oh poor you ! I had to wear a cast once and didn't enjoy it much. A bit of practise with those crutches and you'll be away. Look after yourself or rather make sure you get looked after - lol !

Catherine said...

I wonder if you'll be able to get away with a cane rather than crutches?

I hope you don't have the heat we have -- that cast has to be uncomfortable in hot humid heat!

LC said...

Sure hoping you heal quickly. From experience, I know that even if you feel great, take it easy for at least another day or two!

At least you can quilt and blog without walking much!

SandyQuilts said...

Ouch ouch ... hope you have a speedy recovery.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Exuberant Color said...

Maybe this will give you time to catch up on some blogs. When you can't be mobile you realize how many things you want that are across the room. Heal fast!

Marsha said...

So happy you are doing fine. It is nice to use this "down time" to draw some quilt design ideas or read a book you haven't had to time to read. Thanks for keeping us posted! Hugs!

Grannyspot said...

Whoa! What a surprise! That doesn't look a bit comfortable (but probably a bit necessary!)... Hope you can get around easily soon! (I took the kids to "Color Me Mine" today to do some very messy, very fun painting, and happened to look out the window at a perfectly wonderful quilt shop - "Monkey Quilter" - and thought of you. Your next trip out we'll have to go!)

Jacquie said...

Good for you. Hope you keep doing better each day.

Pattie said...

I bet that was a shock to wake up and find that on your foot! But it sounds like you’re doing well and keeping your spirits up. ‘Atta girl!

Maureen and P.D. the Pet Dog said...

Have been enjoying your blog Cheri! Looking forward to spending more time visiting with you. So lucky are you to have spent time with and get a personal lesson from Tonya! Hope your recovery goes smoothly.

ROZ said...

get well soon. thanks for stopping by my blog