Saturday, April 23, 2011

Bye Bye Boot!

I'm so excited to say that over the next 7-10 days I will be transitioning OUT OF THE AIRCAST BOOT!!!! I don't know how people stand those things for very long. Granted they are much more comfortable than a traditional plaster cast but they are so bulky and heavy. Anyway my talus bone is healing nicely so Dr. H. is getting a bit more aggressive and wants me out of it as much as I can to build strength and flexibility. I go back in 3 weeks for another evaluation and to be sure it's still doing well. I am allowed to walk and wear both shoes but no heels, running, jumping or strenuous activity. Truthfully, it's so weak I wouldn't dream of trying those things anyway. I do have to figure out what shoes I'm going to wear for Easter Sunday now...I'm not sure where my flat dress shoes are. I guess I may end up in tennis shoes but I'm wearing pants anyway this year so it will be fine. I'm so glad this is almost done!
Have an amazing Easter weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's healing!

After new x-rays this morning I found out that this foot is healing! I can take off the boot 3 times a day for range of motion. Here's the best part....I don't have to leave it on at night to sleep!!!! *clapping & doing a little happy dance*

I still need to  have a CAT scan done next week to verify that the hollow spot is filling in but then I will begin the slow process of walking without the boot. I have to build the time with it off but that's OK! They want me to be out of it by summer. Personally I'm shooting for mid-May but I'm just glad it's coming off and the foot is healing. :)

Just thought I'd let you all know. :D

Friday, April 8, 2011

Wednesday night Spanish class

WOW!!! I knew this would be my hardest class but OH MY!!! There is absolutely NO English spoken in class. Ummm I'm already behind since I didn't get to take the 2nd grammar class so I don't know all the basics yet. Thankfully Christine Stone is a very patient & wonderful instructor. She wants us to use our dictionary to work out our questions in Spanish and she'll correct us as needed. This way we really learn the language and how to speak it. We also focus on proper pronunciation so I will be able to understand (somewhat anyway) and speak to my patients/clients who are Hispanic.
When class started last night I got so anxious that I didn't know if I wanted to pass out or throw up, lol. I can't imagine how much I'm going to have to catch up on if I end up having surgery on this stupid foot injury. We only meet 1 night a week for 4 hours and our grade is based on participation. You MUST try to speak to get any points and they are 35% of your grade. It will all be worth it in the end though so I will pass both the Tuesday night & Wednesday night classes with decent grades. (Yes I have another 4hr Spanish class too.) I will be taking the "missing" grammar class over the summer and then I will have a certificate in Occupational Medical Spanish. I don't know if I'll go back into Medical Assisting but it will be nice to have it anyway. Besides, you never know, I may get Spanish speaking massage clientele. :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sewing is a challenge....

Sewing is a challenge but I can do some. I'm even figuring out how to get the serging nice on things I'm working on. I can't sit and sew for several hours but I can do it for about an hour at a time. Sewing with your left foot/non-dominant foot is definitely not easy but it's sure nice to be able to work a bit.

I forgot to take picture of the things I made for Keia but they came out pretty nice and I am pretty happy to hear that the idea of cloth isn't foreign to them. Her fiance was even looking at diaper services to try after the baby comes. I say...go for it! Even doing it part-time with a service is cheaper and healthier than full time in sposies.

The new quarter starts on Monday. (We're all on spring break this week.) I'm taking 3 classes this term, all at night. I'm going to miss my day class friends but only driving to Indy 3 evenings a week will be so nice. It will also give me a better chance to study, spend time with Nikolas and sew as I feel up to it. I know there is more homework in night classes but I think it will all balance out over the quarter. Besides this will be easier if I do end up having surgery on this stupid foot injury. (It's more painful than it should be & it's lookin' like I'm going to.)

Time to take a well deserved nap. :)  Have a great weekend everyone!