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Comment : On the trimal journey
Posted by Kathryn on Mon 7:27am 3 April 2006


Hello Annie,
I just found your website, wish I had found it sooner. I joined "the MBL club" on 11 Nov 2005, when I was out in my yard with my golden retriever for his last bathroom break before bedtime. I stepped on a dead tree limb which was buried under some leaves. I was also on a bit of an incline. The tree limb rolled and . . . I saw my left foot and knew. Like you, I had no pain. Like you, I had to crawl back into the house, since my son was asleep. (It was 11 pm). I called out to my son and he came down and dialed 911 (my husband was overseas on a business trip). Surgery on 12 Nov, cast, a second surgery on 6 Dec (I had a screw that slipped), Darth, the whole 9 yards. So now I'm in PT, doing the exercises, trying to keep my head and emotions positive. I'm faithful about the exercises and PT. The swelling and stiffness get me down at times. I'm walking fairly well this past week with tennis shoes--no limp, just slow. Barefoot in the house is another story. I have the "Frankenstein foot" in the mornings, which I stretch out as I get out of bed. So my questions are--does the swelling eventually go away? The stiffness? Are you able to go back into your "pre-break" shoes? I have very narrow feet (AAA width) and am able to squeeze my foot into some of my old shoes, but they're tight. Right now, I'm just wearing jogging shoes. I think I read somewhere on this sight that the more you walk, the more it helps with the swelling. Does that seem to be true? Thanks for being an inspiration and hope. Kathryn

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