Tuesday night, 7:30 p.m.
Mom and Dad got home from Vail earlier this afternoon; they had a terrific time away and Mom even slept past seven both mornings--a direct result of your prayers--so thank you so much!Your support means a bunch to me and I appreciate you more than I can say.
Maddie and I did fine being here and holding down the fort. Neighbors checked up on us and so did my awesome sister... We watched movies, sat in the sun on the deck, and kept each other company. I went to the Stroke Center for art yesterday and PT this morning--which is my usual schedule for the week.
And after help with my unmentionables from the senior care home health worker we hired after my shower this morning, I got dressed on my own! shorts and a tank--nothing too hard--but I DID IT! Shoes and socks too.
Wegrabbed a quick dinner out at Pei Wei after Mom and Dad unloaded the car, and now we are all doing our own thing until bedtime.
Tomorrow morning, I am having minor foot surgery to fix a couple of things that cause me daily pain.
Because of my stroke, my muscles are tight and my left toes curl under painfully, making me walk on the knuckl. I am getting a tendon release on my second toe, which should prevent it from curling under and help it lie flat in my foot and ankle brace inside my shoe. I am also having part if my big toenail removed, since it has been chronically ingrown for months,which does not feel very good at all.
I will be in a walking boot for at least a week and showering with my foot in a plastic bag until the stitches come out after a week or so.
I won't have full anesthesia--just a few novacaine shots in my foot, which is supposed to be the only thing I will feel. I hope that is true, because thinking about the whole process makes my tummy feel funny.
I am so glad I won't have to be in a cast so I can continue walking. To go back to a wheelchair now would feel like going backward at this point for sure.
Happy (almost) Wednesday to all! Time to put on jammies and brush my teeth...