All I want for Christmas is TWO GOOD FEET

Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Tuesday, December 24, 2013 7:27 PM

My "Collection"

Because I've already had:
  • 6 Casts (only one shown above)
  • 5 Cast Shoes
  • 2 Surgery Shoes - much better than the flimsy cast shoes
  • 5 Cam Boots (getting a 6th on Friday)
  • 1 Pair of Custom Made Shoes
  • 1 Pair of Custom Made Orthopedic Inserts
  • 1 All Terrain Knee Scooter - my favorite item
  • 1 Live-in Assistant - will be living with me for a total of 4 months
  • Far too many months of disability with a drastically reduced income!
So I've put my entire collection (less 5 casts and Kristin, my live in helper) under my Christmas Tree in hopes that Saint Nicolas will see it and understand why I couldn't go out to sit on his knee or provide him with a Christmas Wish List.  Do you think he'll get the idea???  

Hopefully the cast pictured above will be my last.  It's coming off on Friday.  If everything looks good, I'll go back into yet another cam boot and start physical therapy.  I haven't put any weight on my foot for the past six weeks, so I'm a little anxious about it.  Okay, a LOT! When the doctor took the surgical splint off two weeks after surgery I asked if I could flex my foot.  She said yes and helped me do so.  I stopped her because it hurt like a mofo.  So although I'm looking forward to walking again, I'm very anxious about the pain that may be involved.  Don't worry though.  I'll take it slow.  The last thing I want is another cast or any more of the other items listed above.

On the bright side, the disability company finally finished their review of my appeal and have approved it.  So in a few days I'll be getting an automatic deposit into my bank account that will equal 6 weeks of back payments.  No, it won't be a fortune.  But it will make my budget not quite so tight.  So I think I actually will be able to afford that bat house which is what I really want for Christmas.

Wishing you all Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

((( HUGS )))

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