While yesterday’s election caused me some anxiety, it was additionally topped with worry about my ankle, as the date coincided with my one-month check-up. I’m four weeks into my platelet rich plasma therapy on my torn ankle tendon. Results can’t be certain for two months, and I’ve got another four weeks to go, but I’m no longer feeling too hopeful that this procedure will work for me. Fortunately (unfortunately) for me, I’m unemployed, so I can give my ankle all the rest it needs and then some! However, I honestly feel that there has been no improvement, and if possible, my ankle might be worse. It has been in a state of constant, mild pain for the last month, and yesterday, my doctor ordered me back into my dreaded boot cast.
I’m not looking forward to the dependency that the wearing of this boot creates, but I’ve got to say, I felt instant relief once it was strapped securely to my lower leg. Last night, for the first time in weeks, I fell asleep pain-free and was able to lay my foot in any position without fear of discomfort. I have a love-hate relationship with this boot, and I’m currently in the honeymoon stage. I’m sure these feelings will grow cold in the not so distant future, and I’d like to make a list of the positives behind being stuck in a boot for weeks, so I have something to look back on to feel better about my situation. So here they are:
Reasons Why Being Stuck in a Boot is Awesome:
- My sock laundry is cut in half.
- I can pretend to be Lady Sybil Crawley as my smart and handsome Branson (Greg) chauffeurs me around town.
- I have a valid reason for not showering everyday.
- My toes are always warm.
- I can wear my one pair of skinny jeans as many days in a row as I want.
- The bowls on the top shelf are now within my standing reach.
- Confined to my apartment, I can watch hours of television guilt free.
- I’m pretty sure I could crack a zombie’s skull with this thing if it came down to it.
If you have any other positives behind wearing a boot cast, feel free to share them with me!