Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Holy Crap! Look At That!

Guess what I saw yesterday?

I saw London.
I saw France.
I saw my ankle!

Yeah, it doesn't rhyme and I changed the words, but hello! My ankle actually had a shape to it for the first time since October. Of course, my foot was still swollen but I COULD SEE MY ANKLE, BONES AND ALL. And, my calf looked to be normal sized as well.

I was shocked, appalled, amazed and excited.

I had read on several different websites that swelling after surgery usually lasts a few months. Well, it's been a little over four months since my second operation, so that could be why my ankle is no longer as big as a Tibetan Mastiff's head.* Plus the PA at my endocrinologists's office suggested I wear a compression stocking, which I have been doing for the past two weeks, (even though the elastic leaves a deep indentation across my foot and makes me wonder if it's cutting off the circulation), and I'm sure that's had a major effect on the swelling too.

To make things even better, I went out this afternoon wearing a sneaker that I did not have to unlace to get on. So even though my foot is still puffy, apparently it's not as big as it has been.

I still get creeped out when I kneel because I can tell there's a plate in there, but I finally feel like things are nearly back to the way they were before I fell last August. Yay!

*Yes, I watched Westminster tonight.


Jennifer said...

Sometimes I'll put on Westminster or the other dog shows, but usually I just flip right by them. I love them, but all it does is make me want all kinds of dogs. (and it makes my DH nuts). I did see that the beagle won best in show - I have a little soft spot for them as my uncle used to have a whole bunch of them.

Kellie said...

Yay for you! No more cankles! :)

I've been on an owl kick lately too!

caroljean said...

Good news about your ankle! It's always encouraging when you can actually see the improvement. Sounds like things are mending nicely.

Mary said...

Congrats on the swelling on your foot going down. I hope the healing continues!