Day by day, my foot gets better. Little improvements are noticeable every day. I am trying to stay optimistic about my recovery but it seems like time is just dragging. I feel pretty good about what I am able to do today and then I think how long I have to wait to run and I get frustrated. I don't see how I can wait another six to eight weeks. Seriously, I don't see that happening.
Sara and I went to the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Saturday. We left here at 7:00 a.m. to beat the traffic going over Hwy 92. We were able to get there and find a parking lot just two blocks away. We enjoyed a cup of coffee and some pumpkin bread while we waited for the booths to open up. We walked around for a couple of hours before driving to a pumpkin patch to get our pumpkins.
Yesterday I went for two 25-minute walks with Boomer. I had to take a tiny break half way through each walk. It might get easier once I can wear a different shoe. This surgical one SUCKS! It is hard and flat, not flexible at all. When I walk I can't go heal to toe very easily. I get to put on a sandal or running shoe Friday. That will be interesting. I also started driving yesterday. I drove to the grocery store (two blocks away) to do a little necessary shopping. I caught up on laundry and made dinner too.
This morning I went to Pilates. Then tonight, I went back to the gym and used the machines for an upper body and ab workout while Keith and the girls did a class. It is nice that I can still do some things for my body.
I am constantly trying to bend my toe, as I sit. Sometimes I think I'm really bending it a lot and I look down and see I'm not moving it at all. :( It's a very strange sensation. The incision feels tight and dry. I called and left a message for my doctor yesterday, asking him when I could put lotion on it and he said in a week. For some reason, I believe it will heal better if it stays soft. I could be wrong. I can remove the little piece of tape tomorrow.
I got some good news from my doctor: I can swim in 5 days!!! I'm going crazy without getting my heart rate up and breaking a sweat. I thought a rowing machine would be a good idea but evidently that even uses the foot too much. I believe a punching bag would do the trick but I don't know anybody that has one. So, swimming will have to do for now.
I went to REI Sunday to do a little shopping and received warm hugs from everyone. I am back on the schedule starting Tuesday. I am looking forward to being back at work and seeing everyone on a regular basis again. We are like a little family there and I miss them.
So, maybe it's not a lot of progress. Or maybe it is and I don't realize it. But I do know it's the best I can do for now.