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Doing Swimmingly

Hey! So the doc said I could swim. Yay!

These were his exact words:

"You can still swim but do not walk or run around pool or chase after the lifeguards. Behave yourself."

How flippin' funny was that?

I have the enormously heavy plastic and some-fake-material knee-high boot that is cinched with 6 thick velcro straps. Metal slats hold the whole thing stiff against my (big ol') calf. I'm already tired of it and can't believe I have to wear this until the end of the year. Donna said to not think so far ahead, to stay with this one contraction. Those midwives... sheesh, full of philosophical pearls of wisdom.

Sadly (and I know I am whining), I have to wear a tennis shoe on my right foot - for a couple of reasons. 1. It looks as if it might fracture if I dance too much on it and 2. it helps to have the added height to balance out the high-heel height of the boot. My poor pedicures will go unseen.

When I whined to the cast guy that these accoutrements were ruining my vanity, he said, "Pain trumps vain any day."


More tomorrow... heading to bed.

Reader Comments (5)

Oh babe, that must be so...uncomfortable. Thank goodness you get to swim! *sniggers* Your doc has quite a sense of humor, hehe.

Here's wishing you a complete healing (and quickly!).

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

glad you got it figured out, starwars footwear is high fashion right now, and its also the end of the summer, cool weather right around the corner so it wont be too hot in your space boot!

(i have to wear runners now too, so i am super cool as well, i HATE tennis shoes!)

September 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJackieD

And aren't we all glad I haven't had any more work on my tattoo?!? I would totally be up the creek... as my artist's wife said (*waving to JackieD*), the healing will occur where it is needed most and right now, that is my foot.

I despise tennis shoes, too, but Meggie bought me a killer pair (of MEN'S shoes because my feet are so wide) while we were in Orlando. They are very, very comfortable, so I shouldn't complain too, too much.

I just got word from the doc that I can sleep without the boot if I don't get up to pee too much. They took my shoe, so when I see the doc next week, I will ask for another shoe and wear that to bed - can keep it clean that way, too. Last night I about killed the dogs with this boot!

But, I did sleep with it.

Thanks for the sweet talk about Star Wars footwear. I am a Storm Trooper. *laughing*

September 10, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Barb -- I had to wear one of those casts for six months several years ago (including the summer!). It's not as bad as it seems, the time will pass quickly. If your boot is especially tall, some of those funky thick-soled Skechers shoes will work really well.

Good luck to you! (and you need to come to the ICAN meeting next week so I can tell you all about my HBAC with my TEN POUND son! :D)

September 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJess


Email me and let me know when and where. *crossing my fingers that it's across the street!*

I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations. Many!

September 11, 2008 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

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