Tuffy P and I trundled off to Toronto Western early this morning for an appointment with my surgeon. The news is great. I can start putting weight on my right leg. At first I’m to use the crutches for a little support, then go to one crutch and finally, back to normal walking. Everything is healing as it should.
Good timing for this news, because the muscles in my shoulders in particular have been objecting loudly to the crutches.
It felt strange at first to put weight on my right leg and to actually walk, but all that physio must have paid off because I seemed to be able to handle it ok, very tentatively at first, but ok. I’ll be continuing with the physio, strengthening those disused muscles and once I can abandon the crutches completely I want to start swimming a few times each week.
Recovering from this injury has been quite a trial over the past three months. I can’t thank Tuffy P enough – she was there for me throughout, even when I was in pain and cranky, not-to-mention downright needy.
My head is spinning as I contemplate all the things I want to do, now that I can walk around. There is the June job list of course, and then there is a salad bowl banjo waiting for me to finally stretch the goat skin head, there are the gardens, and there is a whole new set of paintings to start work on. I’m so looking forward to walking the partners again, and taking them out to the forest to find some tasty mushrooms.
Today, I feel good!