Warning: this photo might be completely yawn-inducing for you.
But to me it’s ground-breaking!
Er, perhaps that’s not the best choice of words, considering that the break (or rather, all three of them) was done exactly here on the ground on which I’m standing in the photo.
On January 4th of this year (yes, SEVEN months ago!) I slipped on the ice that lined these steps under the now-blooming lavender. I broke all three ankle bones, tore all ligaments around them, and knocked my tibia and fibula off the foundation of my foot, much like an earthquake might knock a house completely off its foundation.
It’s been a long recovery, but today marked a milestone. See those shoes? They’re pre-injury shoes – on BOTH feet! For the first time since I got hurt, the swelling in my left foot was minimal enough (thanks to a new prescription for mega-doses of Naproxen) that I could slip into both these shoes!
So while you might not want to be in my shoes these days, I’m absolutely thrilled to be in them!