Another short update.
Not much has changed with my ankle, except that the ace bandage is starting to fall apart and my boot got so nasty that my husband offered to wash it. This meant that I had to move down the stairs and onto the couch without the boot on. It was nerve-wracking, but nothing happened. It actually felt nice to go without it for a while. I’ve gotten used to the weight of the boot and to be free of it, even temporarily was a welcome relief. And I’m thrilled that my foot isn’t sitting in my own sweat now. Gross. The kids had a very short week which was such a welcome distraction for me. My doctor’s appointment is Monday morning and I’m so hopeful that I’ll be allowed to at least put partial pressure on it. I’d love to begin walking with support. My mom is not so optimistic because of my weight. She’s probably right, but I’m so desperate to get back to regular life. And, I know that it’s going to take weeks before I’m going to be able to resume all my mothering duties. Moving upstairs and off the couch would be thrilling, but I have to be able to carry the baby up and down the stairs before that’s going to happen, so I’m trying to be patient. Not my forte.
Speaking of which, I finally got tired of the mess in the living room and dining room last Sunday and spent a few hours trying to clean. I made a lot of progress on Sunday and Monday. However, it’s now at least as bad as it was before. I’m determined to pick it up and organize it, but then I remember that I’d like to re-watch an episode of Bones or Gilmore Girls. Yup, that’s real life.
At least I get to make this girl smile, laugh, and coo. It’s definitely a mood-booster.