Good morning... How's everyone doing this morning? It looks like it's going to be a really nice day here. Our weather is starting to cool off a little bit so it's more comfortable to be outside a little bit.
There's not a lot going on here... I went back to the orthopedic doctor on Monday and he says my broken foot has healed enough to get out of the air cast/boot and that I can walk on my foot some. I must not go barefoot and need wear "sturdy" shoes at all times. That's kind of a pain because I don't have anything easy to slip on/off that can be considered sturdy. That leaves typing/untying sneakers all the time.
There's still a lot of swelling in my ankle, along with some pain if I get to energetic or put on the wrong shoes. It is nice, though to simply get out of a chair and walk without having to use the knee scooter, etc. I've tried to talk to the doctor about the swelling which doesn't seem "normal" to me, but he doesn't seem to want to pay attention so I plan to write him a note and drop it off at his office to be put in my file prior to my next visit as it seems visits are always rushed.
Anyway, on the 10th, my neighbors from Oregon arrived for the winter. My neighbor loves to walk, as do I and typically, we go walking every morning. We, generally, walk somewhere between 1 and 3 miles/day. Per doctor's orders, I'm not allowed to walk "for exercise" yet but we have been taking a very slow, labored stroll down the street most mornings. I recognize that I have to build strength in my foot/leg, so I use a cane and we go for a short walk. Right now, I can only go a block or so, but it's "something". I go back to the doctor in 3 weeks and they'll do another set of x-rays to see how the healing process is going. At that point, I'll know whether I can do "normal" things or if I have to continue as I am. Considering the amount of swelling/pain still present, I suspect I might have to continue as I am but we'll see.
Anyway, I'm still trying to watch what I eat and I've "adjusted" my thyroid medication on my own. I've managed to lose a pound... not much and often, I might say that was related to fluid but I managed to get on the scale 2 days in a row and the weight was consistent, so I'm going to take it as loss of a pound. I'll report back if the weight is back when I get on the scale later today.
So what about you? Were you able to meet your goal(s) this week?
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**