Friday, 18 January 2013

One shoe, one sandal

The last few months have been a trying time. Early December saw me having a second foot operation.. At the end of December I  returned to hospital to have dressings and so forth removed. In the process, by accident the nurse tugged on the stitches. It hurt, very much so. What was strange was that the nurse totallywrapped my foot in a new dressing. Normally when a dressing is removed only small dressing is required. Odd! my whole foot ended up swathed in a full dressing. Being a tad flummoxed, I later rang the foot clinic. The nurse was adamant, the dressing had to remain on until my next appointment and that was a month away. Bathing with one leg hanging out of the bath is not an easy procedure  Feeling the need for some gentle exercise, the crutches where soon discarded for a trekking pole. The support platform shoe l had been given was swapped for a sandal, Thus of late I have been trundling around with one shoe, one sandal. Today I had to go out despite heavy snowfall. Improvisation was needed, the dressing was covered with a plastic bag and strapped around the ankle with gaffa tape. The foot got cold but remained dry.
 A sure sign of cabin fever is when I found myself sitting gently fondling my rucksack! Plans are afoot though. Come February a few days away are planned. There are also further plans in the offing too. So, A slow but steady return to the hills.




10 comments:

John said...

Ah, this is good news...recovery. I look forward to seeing you on the tops before too long.

Chin up girl...and unhand that rucksack!

JJ

Dawn said...

Thank you John. Unhand the rucksack? Well, I need something to cuddle???

James Boulter said...

Good to hear that there is some progress on your recovery Dawn.

As for the rucksack fondling, I have been guilty of that on occassion...........

Mike Knipe said...

As my old grannie used to say "Don't be so soft!" Mind, she was as mad as a brick. Try not to fall over.

Dawn said...

Thank you James

Dawn said...

Bless you Mike. Yep, I guess I am getting a tad soft. I will and stay upright!!!

Alan R said...

Don't get frostbight, keep it wrapped up. See you soon hopefully.

Dawn said...

Hi Alan! Must admit toes got pretty cold yesterday when I was out trundling through the snow

chrissiedixie said...

Don't slip over in the snow, whatever you do!

I remember you telling me to be patient last year - but it is hard isn't it? At least the progress is all good.

Dawn said...

Hello Chrissie. Finally the dressings have been removed. The foot is still swollen. However I am able to wriggle in to my Inov8's, just. As yet I am using a trekking pole as a walking stick. A slow two hour walk and a ascent of six flights of stairs means a hesitant but gradual move toward recovery.