Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sexy Heels (and an update)!
These shoes are my goal. I could not resist these sexy heels yesterday, so I bought them as an inspiration to walk again very soon (not that I really need more of an incentive than my kids). The price was just too good to pass up!
Once I'm up and walking again, I'm going to make Ryan take me out on a nice date so I can wear them!
Speaking of walking.... I had my very first physical therapy session this morning. For the first time in 10.5 weeks, I put weight on my left foot and "walked" on it. Range of motion in my ankle will be the biggest concern, as well as being able to put weight on it.
I have had continuing knee problems since the accident. It's no surprise, since it was crushed between a car and our motorcycle. But the orthopedic surgeon told me the x-rays were clear (but he would refer me to a sports medicine doctor if it continued to bother me). The physician's assistant that I saw 2 weeks ago just brushed it off (I was not impressed with her and will not see her again). I haven't really pushed it, since I knew the ankle was the bigger concern. But it is still fairly swollen and bruised. It also hurts if it is in one position too long (especially bent). The therapist looked at it, and told me that I definitely sprained the MCL, and deeply bruised something I can't pronounce (much less spell!) that is connected to the MCL. He said I do not need to seek treatment from a doctor now, only if the therapy does not help. They will work on my knee, but the ankle is still top priority. Once I'm up and walking more, the knee therapy will start.
I was told to do excersizes twice a day on non-therapy days. I will go 3 times a week for about 6 weeks, depending on how things go.
It was not painful, but extremely uncomfortable. Well, I lied. Putting weight on it was painful, as was "walking" on it. I will still use the crutches, for balance and support. The boot stays for now. It is designed to keep pressure off of my heel. I still have an open wound on the back of my heel where the skin graft didn't "take", so it has to stay bandaged up. Once my heel has healed a little more, I will be able to start wearing regular shoes again. The therapist told me about a neoprene "sleeve" that I can wear to cover the back of my heel/ankle, so that my shoes won't rub against it.
Hopefully that neoprene sleeve will work with my new heels! I am determined to wear them within 3 months.
We also took Riley back to the doctor today for his 4 year well check. He was happy that he didn't have to get shots (the vaccines are all back-ordered until late July). We talked more about his PTSD. His behavior has been better, but I'm still concerned about some other things (as is our doctor). She gave me the name of a child psychistrist, but he doesn't do play therapy for children his age. I was given some other names of child therapists and psychologists, and we are working on geting him into play therapy to help him work through his emotions. It's been hard, and things are getting slightly better, but he still needs just a little help to figure things out.
Riley has also been talking (mostly to my mom) about how he doesn't like motorcycles anymore. He told Ryan and I last night that we couldn't ride a motorcycle again because it was too dangerous (his words, not mine). This coming from a little boy who used to love his daddy's motorcycles.
Overall, things are going very well. Life is still very busy, and it never stops. We will get past this chapter in our life, and we will move on.
For now, though, I just can't wait to wear those heels!