Since some of you have asked for updates on my ankle situation, I thought I’d let everyone know. My second surgery is tomorrow morning (10/5/99). For this one, I just get Novocaine in the leg rather than general anesthesia, and they’re going to take one of the six screws out and leave the rest of that stuff in there. After that, I just have to rehab the leg.
I took my first steps sans crutches today. I bought a cane about a week ago, but could not get past the “psych out” phase of simply putting my weight on the foot. This morning, I decided enough was enough and I wasn’t going to play mental games with myelf, so I grabbed the cane, planted it and my foot, and took a step.
And my leg rebroke. Ha! Kidding–all the muscles in my foot and lower leg groaned in agony, but I made it. I’ve been using it around the office today, but it’s exhausting. I’ll keep the crutches for long hauls right now, but use the cane around the house and office until I feel strong enough and confident enough to ditch the Tiny Tim act completely.
I’ll update everyone after surgery. Thanks to everyone for their support!