Friday, September 05, 2008

It's broken

A couple of weeks ago I fell when I missed a curb cut in a parking lot. (I talked about it here)

On Tuesday I went to the doctor because my foot was still bothering me. He sent me for an x-ray "just in case" although he thought it was probably just a ligament injury. It wasn't. Turns out I have a fracture in the foot. I was referred to a podiatrist and finally saw him this morning. (why do referrals take so long??) The podiatrist said that if I happened to be an NFL player he would use a screw to put the bone right, but since I'm not I can just wear a boot cast for the next 6 - 8 weeks.

Jerry has been wearing a cast just like it for the past 3 months because of a torn Achilles tendon and I've been giving him a hard time about it all this time. Guess payback is hell. Luckily Jerry is now wearing his boot part time so we can trade cars. My car is a stick shift and there is no way either of us could drive it with the boot. Jerry's is an automatic so I'll just have to figure out how to use my left foot on the gas & the brake!

Aren't we cute?


Judy Heyward said...

Aren't you a fine pair, Corky. At least your nails have polish on them. I'm sorry about the break but glad you got the proper attention for it. Take care of yourself.

Del said...

Are you on meds for osteoporosis? You might want to have a bone scan to see if you are losing bone strength. You seem to be starting down the path I have been on for the past five years!

KK said...

Six to eight weeks?? Are you going to be out of that boot by Pieceable Retreat?

QuiltingFitzy said...

Dan & I send our best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Del said...

Hope you are getting around okay with your lead leg! Keep it propped up when you can to reduce the swelling.