I can drive…Double Yeah!
I can resume daily walks, as tolerated…Triple Yeah!
I can start cooking again and take back the house-cleaning duties…BOOOOO!
The transition from boot to shoe is nearly complete. I even drove to town a couple of days last week—no problems. I took the boot along and wore it to grocery shop, even though I drove the motorized cart. After my doctor appointment earlier this week, Bill and I shopped again. I wore tennis shoes, walked slowly and got along fine.
Sure will miss those motorized grocery carts! The store management is probably relieved I will no longer be treating the grocery aisles like drag strips. On my first adventure, I nearly took out a free-standing sign in the produce section. For non-emergency stops I learned to squeeze the brake lever gently to avoid self-inflicted whiplash. As one of the baggers was helping me out to my vehicle last week, we discussed how the turning radius allows for easy execution of three-point turns in mid-aisle, a very handy time-saving feature.
My dismissal instructions are to resume normal activities as tolerated and to walk without favoring the right foot. I’m still experiencing low-level pain, which is to be expected, but it’s diminishing.
As I said in an earlier post, my home health aide extraordinaire, Bill, has been very supportive during my recuperation. He cooked, cleaned, did laundry, helped me shower and had my morning coffee and paper ready when I got up in the morning. He’s the greatest!