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Walking Again ~ I Want It Now

Good evening my friends.

My surgery on February 10th to get my screws removed from my ankle went well.  I was told I could walk with my walker and in my boot.  When I first tried to step down on the foot I was surprised it hurt so very much and that I couldn’t even come close to stepping completely on the foot.  Discouragement set in.  Now, almost 2 weeks later, I have seen a lot of progress.  I’m walking faster with my walker but still not stepping completely down on my foot.  I tried to take a step with my cane and it was a no-go for now.  🙁  I have an appointment on February 23rd to get my stitches out.  I will then get a referral for PT.  Hopefully Workman’s Comp will give me enough sessions to start walking on my own again.

Here’s the latest pics of our grandchildren on Valentines Day – Emily, Jacob and Sarah.


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I have to say, I’m so tired of all this.  It’s been 3 1/2 months and I still can’t walk on my own yet.  I’m trying to keep on keeping on with a smile with a ray of hope in the future. The pictures to the left was taken a couple days after my screws were removed.  I overdid it that day and paid the price.  I had to rest the next couple of days.  I was in too much of a hurry to get out there walking.  My arms killed as I was holding my right foot up, only stepping on about 25%.  I am smiling!

I’m still getting the restaurants updated to Smart Points and I’m pleased to announce we now have 111 restaurants updated with all three programs – Smart Points, Points+ and Winning Points.  I know many of us are still using the older Points program so I really wanted to keep all three sets of Points available to all.  If you click on the Points Calculator link on the left, it will take you to an online Points Calculator which will calculate Smart Points, Points+ and Winning Points.

I still have not returned to work.  I’m hoping to be able to walk with a cane, putting all my weight on my foot, before I have to go back to work. I’ve missed work and all my friends there so much but I need to be stable enough to stand on my own.

My little Emily got a hold of scissors and cut her hair, stating she wanted to have bangs.  Mom fixed it up a bit and it looks good.  Emily definitely knows what she wants and goes for it.  We talked on the phone this morning and she was going on and on about things and then suddenly said, “I gotta go Grandma”.  I couldn’t get a word in edgewise.  I think I’ve met my match.  I need to have more Skype time with her.

I’m off to get some more restaurants done.  Have a great week coming up.  Remember to SMILE.



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