Look at me go!
Yesterday was the first time I was able to shower with both feet on the ground! I also took my first steps without any crutches or boot. I got a little video of this momentous occasion!
I have pretty much been walking around without crutches around the house. I can go slow here and take my time. It is good for my big toe get stretched some. When I go out and have to walk distances I bring use them crutches. Not overdoing it is a big problem for me. I'm kind of an over-achiever.
I went to the doctor that actually did my surgery and he gave me a completely different recovery plan. He said I didn't need to be in wretched boot for five more weeks. He gave me an orthopedic shoe, which gives the same support, but allows my ankle to flex. That means I will be driving again a LOT sooner than I thought! Yeah! Freedom is at hand! He also saw the my big toe was moving over to the right again so he put a huge foam wedge between the toes and taught me how to tape it. I am so thankful! The boot was causing huge blisters at my incision site. They wouldn't heal and it was quite painful. Now that I am out of the boot the circulation is flowing better and I have experiencing way less swelling! Yea! I don't have "cankles" anymore!
I can't believe how much I have improved in just a day! I can't stop praising the Lord for letting me see this doctor at just the right time! Thank you for all your prayers!!!!!