Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I have 7 days left of torture.  Just 7.  I have made it through 5 long weeks of having my leg in a cast.  I can't walk anywhere.  I can't go to the kitchen and heat up a cup of coffee and then bring it back to my computer area.  I can't climb a step stool, bend down to the ground, or carry anything anywhere.  It is an understatement to say that having a broken leg/ankle is frustrating. I cannot wait until I can take my first step again.  I will never take walking for granted again!  I will do my very best for the rest of my life to never complain about having to go exercise.  I can't tell you how many times I wish I could go take a walk this past month and a half.  In thinking back when I had two good legs, I realized I actually COMPLAINED about having to go walk for exercise.  I made excuses up just so I wouldn't have to go take a walk.  Those days are over.  I will be sure to look at my exercise walks with a fresh new perspective. I will be grateful to be able to walk to the kitchen, walk to my pond, walk through the woods, walk through the grocery store, walk to my car.  I haven't been able to drive or go anywhere or do much of anything since I fell over Thanksgiving weekend.  My waist line is painfully aware of how much I have NOT done.  It keeps growing and growing.  Sitting around is not good for maintaining a healthy figure. (Eating ice cream every night evidently doesn't help either!) The second my cast comes off, I will WALK!  I will smile when I walk!  I will walk through the woods, I will walk in the rain, and in the snow, and in the heat and in the cold and I will be thankful for every step. ONE WEEK TO GO!!!!  Dear cup of coffee so patiently waiting for me in the kitchen....I will see you soon!


  1. I know how you feel. I broke my foot last fall and was in a wheelchair and crutches for almost more than two months. I still feel it in that bone when the weather changes but am so grateful to walk with freedom. Speaking of which, guess I should show my body I'm grateful and take the walk I've been putting off all week. Thanks for the reminder!!

    All the puppies are so cute in their new pictures!! Cheyenne and McGyver's, especially, are just adorable!!

  2. I know how you feel. I have 6-8 weeks ahead of me. Were you in a long or short cast?


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