Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Getting Excited!

Hello Everybody!

Getting excited that I can actually count on one and and really an additional finger (HAHAHAHA) the days left to get this old boot off my person! I have been waiting to say only a week left for awhile now!!!! Now, only 6 days left! Yahoooo! 

Sometimes it's hard to find a bright spot in bad situations.  Without trying to sound like Positive Polly Anna's best friend all the time....I think I will be ever grateful for this experience of a broken ankle...What?  I'm crazy?  let me explain.  I have truly seen such kindness in people.  Amazing friends helping us in so many ways...calling to check in on us, sending emails and amazing comments!  I am forever honored and grateful!  Then there is the perfect stranger...I cannot tell you how many times total strangers have opened doors, picked up stuff I've dropped, helped me into my car and the list goes on.  People do have great and caring hearts....I am so blessed...

Next Wednesday, Sept. 25, I will go to the doctor and hopefully get the "Amen" that the break has healed and will continue to heal.  I promise you all and myself right here and now... I will NEVER wear flip flops again and I will certainly NEVER walk into a mud puddle with them on!  My days of flip flops are over and orthopedic shoes are here!  HAHAHAHA! 

I was talking to a nurse on Monday at the hospital.  I was telling her how happy I was to have this boot off and I was looking forward to wearing my Tennis Shoes ON BOTH FEET and start PT to learn how to walk again.  Well, friends she leveled me....She said that they would probably put me in a walking boot next....I was a little down about this new revelation for about 5 seconds when I remembered...I will be WALKING ON TWO FEET!  Whatever it takes!  I absolutely cannot wait to walk from really, one table to another to grab things in my studio.  I mean ALL those little things we take for granted from watering the plants, walking over to pick up the phone when it rings, getting dressed, getting your own gas (personally, I could do without this little luxury...I hate to fill up my car!) sweeping the floor and mowing the grass!  What bliss!  I honestly, honestly cannot wait!

So keep your fingers crossed...Next Wednesday is PAR-TAY DAY!  Wednesday is TWO FEET DAY!  YAHOOOO!  I will finally feel like everything is back to normal...or as normal as it gets in my life anyway....LOL!  I may have to go slow and take care, but FREEDOM from this VELCRO-ed Hell...PRICELESS!

Y'all have a most excellent day!

Thanks For Coming By!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

14 comments:

  1. Lol Jim i feel your excitement all the way over here.

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  2. I have everything crossed for you that you hear nothing but good news next week xx

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  3. i so love your attitude!! a long it has been i bet but how nice of a lesson we all have learned. there are so many more good people out there than bad. i truly believe this

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  4. Counting down the days with you Jim and hoping that all goes well next week. I'm sorry that I missed your Ustream this week - things have been difficult here and I find it hard to stay as positive as you do all the time. I must try harder - you are such a good example to us all!

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  5. Yep...next Wednesday will be a day to CEL-E-BRATE!!!! We're all pulling for you!! If the doc doesn't put you in a walking boot, please remember to ask for an ankle support for those Italian cobblestones.

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  6. Yahoo! Great job getting through this. You are an inspiration to all of us. I'm counting down with you.

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  7. ;-) Out of the bad comes the good....you count your blessings and there's nothing wrong with that...we all need to remember to do that...so the reminder is a good thing...So your reminder and your blessings also become ours...and God speed your healing and 'happy feet' ! ;-)

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  8. I smiled the whole time while reading this. So here is one for you!! :)

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  9. I so know how you feel. My DH couldn't wait, then they left him in the boot and told him to start walking without the knee scooter. He tried it and almost fell again, so he took the boot off and went to his shoes, sort of hobbling, but walking. Fortunately for him it was a fracture not a break. On his final appointment the doctor said the ankle was as perfect as it could be.

    Good luck to you Jim, I know what you were going through all of this time.

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  10. Well, young man... remember what you have said here. No shortcuts, no "that was then and this is now" thinking, be careful of those feet! I, who had to be held up by my DH in order to walk into the orthopedic shoe store four years ago, still have my days when I think... oh, this won't hurt for just today. I doubt that you are tempted by fancy, strappy, heeled sandals but flip-flops are only a rubber mold away from that and I am tempted often by "inappropriate footwear". I think I can get away with it because I am just going from the car to the gathering, sitting for a couple of hours and then going from the gathering to the car and home. No, No. Almost every time, something happens that requires me to be on my feet for a good while and I have to sit the next day out. Thankfully, it is only a day... So, remember your commitments to yourself and throw every pair of flip-flops OUT... now.

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  11. So glad you made it through this with still having such a wonderful sense of humor! I love my flip flops and know they are sooooo bad for my feet thus I only wear them occasionally. Don't know who invented the dumb things and wish they had never done so but we as rational human beings should beware of the dangers to those precious, ugly grungy things we depend upon to get us from here to there should really be protected. I don't really want to wear those old people shoes but "hey" what is is what is. Gosh dangitt it's *ell to get old isn't it? LOL Take care of yourself, I want to see what you are going to create next!!!!

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  12. Rejoicing with you that the end is in sight! Yay! You have kept such a great attitude through this whole ordeal. A good example to all of us.

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  13. I know exactly how you feel about the 'kindness of strangers'. I can't walk far without severe pain. So I only go to stores with electric carts. People are so kind to me. The help with all sorts of things. Including helping me untangle myself from a clothes rack which was too close to it's neighbor. lol I'm glad to hear you'll be mobile again. I too swore off flip flops, they can be very dangerous. Good luck with your continued healing. Hugs, Jess

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  14. Good luck sweetie! I have felt your pain all along this journey and have been sending you "healing vibes" from Dallas! Alas, I'm still in a boot, wish mine had been a simple break!!

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