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Hello everyone. I feel kind of like the older sister here, the one who is in week four of recovery time. I know that you have probably heard it all before, but it does get better. I TOTALLY know the feeling of having a meltdown, oh my GOD, I went thru the same thing. Actually I wonder if I will pay for this down the road, but when I started going stark raving mad I started trying to do more than I should have.
The day you are able to drive is the best day of all. Once you pass the 'driving' milestone, it all gets a lot better. I got my stitches out a little early, only 12 days after the surgery, and the doc advised that I wait a few more until I tried to drive (around day 15-16). I had both feet done, so I was really going nuts. The first drive around the block was scary but after that I felt like a million bucks. Imagine, you get to go to the drive-thru of the bank, maybe get yourself McDonalds... The best thing to do is laugh at everything! I laughed myself silly when I convinced my younger sister to go with me to the supermarket (week three), where she got me into one of those motorized carts and we crashed into everything! Make it fun, I say. I took a silly pic of me wearing nothing but my rubber shower booties and a towel.
Another thing that got me through the stir-crazies was getting online and finding things to do. This board, for example. I also learned how to make myself a website with one of those free website programs. Just prop your feet up next to ya, and it passes tons of time. Good luck with your recovery, and stay positive. It will all get better. We should all have a mantra:
"THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE WEARING SEXY SHOES!" Well, maybe. Or maybe in two years. But one day! One day! One day I will not have to wear flat clunky shoes with dresses!
[QUOTE=DoggieMom]Hello everyone. I feel kind of like the older sister here, the one who is in week four of recovery time. I know that you have probably heard it all before, but it does get better. I TOTALLY know the feeling of having a meltdown, oh my GOD, I went thru the same thing. Actually I wonder if I will pay for this down the road, but when I started going stark raving mad I started trying to do more than I should have.
The day you are able to drive is the best day of all. Once you pass the 'driving' milestone, it all gets a lot better. I got my stitches out a little early, only 12 days after the surgery, and the doc advised that I wait a few more until I tried to drive (around day 15-16). I had both feet done, so I was really going nuts. The first drive around the block was scary but after that I felt like a million bucks. Imagine, you get to go to the drive-thru of the bank, maybe get yourself McDonalds... The best thing to do is laugh at everything! I laughed myself silly when I convinced my younger sister to go with me to the supermarket (week three), where she got me into one of those motorized carts and we crashed into everything! Make it fun, I say. I took a silly pic of me wearing nothing but my rubber shower booties and a towel.
Another thing that got me through the stir-crazies was getting online and finding things to do. This board, for example. I also learned how to make myself a website with one of those free website programs. Just prop your feet up next to ya, and it passes tons of time. Good luck with your recovery, and stay positive. It will all get better. We should all have a mantra:
"THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE'LL BE WEARING SEXY SHOES!" Well, maybe. Or maybe in two years. But one day! One day! One day I will not have to wear flat clunky shoes with dresses![/QUOTE]


Doggy Mom and others,

The mororized scooter is the way to go here, My mom has two of them one is actually rocking and a cute little red one, not like the ones in the store you get that are so bulky etc.My mom unfortuntly is handicapped and has MS it has been a part of her life, and when I had my surgery on the implant on the 18th of Nov, I used it and it was awesome, its easy to fold up and put in the car and if any of you can get ahold of one its just so cool, We also made it fun, it was close to Christmas after my sugery and It was just amazing to be able to use this and came in real handy, all my friends were shopping with me and a few of them even had me get off it a minute and ran down the mall doing wheelies lol.
If you can get one or use one they are so cool. I know most of you probably do not have access to one like I did but the cool thing is the one I used was a really cute little red one very light weight and boy that thing buzzed through the malls, in and out of the racks lol and people got out of the way when they saw me coming, Its amazing how people feel sorry for you when you are in one and it was cool, so make it fun yes is the key , It will get better and You will be able to walk again.
Blessings
Karrie





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