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Week 8: Working with a broken ankle

This is it.  I’m done.  No more ankle updates.  I am in two shoes and walking without crutches. For those of you that might be reading this series because you recently broke your ankle, even though I’m upright and wearing shoes, I have a long recovery ahead of me. You can expect your leg to…

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Week 7: Working with a broken ankle

This series is going to end soon, I promise! I’m sitting in my local Starbucks for the first time since August.  How I love the smell of a coffee shop! I don’t recognize the group that’s here today.  I’m usually a morning regular. The view is amazing and I have my leg propped up.  It’s…

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Week 6: Working with a broken ankle

This week was full of highs and lows.  I was thrilled to learn that my fractures were completely healed and my cast was coming off.  As I sat in the doctor’s office, I imagined my beach walks, cooking in the kitchen, walking to the bathroom, standing in the shower, wearing PANTS.  As I left in…

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Week 5: Working with a broken ankle

I’ve been dreaming about walking almost every single night.  I’m taking that as a sign that I’m about to have that happen.  Week 5 has brought me to a place of hope. Physically, I’m hopefully healing.  I’m really hoping to get out of this cast a week from today and into a boot.  Something about…

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Week 4: Working with a broken ankle

Well, I’m out of the depression I was in last week.  I got the news that I was still in the clear for surgery, even though my break had moved a little bit.  I got a bright, shiny new red cast and it feels like a vice on my leg.  The good news is that…

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Week 3: Working with a broken ankle

I am weary.  I’m still in my PJs on a Sunday morning because I’m too tired to get dressed.  I’m tired of knocking the paint off of my baseboards with my knee scooter, accidentally running over my good foot, not being about to just WALK to the kitchen, not cooking my food, not doing my…

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