Yes, I always tend to be overly optimistic. I'll admit it. It's just how I am. But here's one time, that I could not even imagine this!!
Here it is. I went to the doctor today. Up until now, I have been "non-weight bearing." Okay, I'll confess. I have been walking around in the boot a little for the past week. I'm a rule follower for sure. Last Wednesday was when I was due to go back to the doctor. Since my doctor was fully booked, I had to wait a full 'nother week. Well, due to my past experience (2 toe fusions and my other broken ankle this past year) I knew that I would be able to walk in the boot. So that's what I expected to happen today--that I would be allowed to be "weight bearing" with the boot for a month and then the shoe boot for a month.
Imagine my surprise when the doctor said I did so well that I do not have to wear the boot AT ALL!! I can go back to regular shoes and resume all normal activities!! I told her that I had full range of motion. She said I had BETTER than full range of motion. Because (patting myself on the back here) I did ALL the exercises AND many I made up for myself, I DO NOT even have to go to physical therapy!! I have healed incredibly well! My bones are healthy and strong.
I asked if I could start the treadmill tomorrow. She said I can do whatever I want---just to start out slow and let my body be my guide. I told her about our trip next week to Oklahoma and all the sightseeing we plan to do. She then said that she was giving me a lace up brace to provide a little extra support. She wants me to use it when I think I need it and then wean myself off of it when I want to.
So just like that, my days on the couch have come to an end. It happened so abruptly that I didn't get everything done that I wanted to!! Even before the doctor visit, I had already planned to resume my normal life. Thursday: nails, errands, bridge and then an open house that evening with Steph; Friday: Sprint store to upgrade my iPhone, hair appointment, happy hour and then dinner at the club. Saturday: hike with family, play in my scrapbook room for the first time in 7 weeks! And so it goes.
It's been a nice vacay, but now it's time to get back to real life. I've got so much to do!! Halloween decorating at the top of the list.
My only regret--I would have been leaving for the beach tomorrow with my cousins. I had no idea I would really have been able to go---so we canceled the trip! Darn! I really needed that vacation!