Monday, January 04, 2010

Doing a little jig on my one-year “ankleversary”!

A year ago today I stupidly slipped on the ice on our front steps and broke the three big bones and tore dang near all the ligaments in my left ankle.

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Today, just three weeks after having the hardware store in my ankle removed…

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…I’m putting the whole ordeal behind me and steppin’ out! 

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12 comments:

Entropy's Bitch said...

Yay! Begone with the bad year, on with the new! And who's your orthopod?t

LBaum83 said...

What a difference a year makes. Congrats Carol!

Carol said...

The amazing Dr. Stephen Benirschke at Harborview Medical Center. You can read more about him (and see a great shot of him)here: http://northwestladybug.blogspot.com/2009/03/bffs-arch-enemies-and-competition.html

Carol

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I was just thinking today that it had to be about a year since you'd had that fall. SO good that you're happily up and about again!

Goofball said...

happy we can now blog about this in a past tense!

Anon said...

Are you completely recovered now since your hardware was removed? 100%?

Carol said...

I wish I were 100%. I still go down steps like a toddler - one foot down, catch up with the other. I hope it's just a matter of a bit more physical therapy. Now that it's a new calendar year, my insurance will ALLOW it. @@

Tammy B said...

I think of your accident often these days while walking over many walkways and steps with ice on them. I am getting my boots resoled to have more grip. Amazing how one step can change everything sometimes.

Carol said...

Ya know what I got for Christmas from my hubby, Tammy? YakTraks -- or whatever those "claw" gizmos are that strap to your shoes. I also got a bluetooth device for my car... he said this year's gift theme was SAFETY! How romantic, eh? :-)

4badbill said...

I'm so glad that's all over for you, Carol!

sharon lee mandel said...

Hi Carol! I wish I could talk to you or email you directly. Most of the time I have trouble leaving you a message here because so technically challenged! (Plus, I which love a little feedback from you!) I am having my hardware removed on February 17th. My DOI was December 3, 2006! The wait for hardware removal in Toronto, Canada is a LONG! I won't be NWB but I have to wear that boot for SIX WEEKS! I have two plates and eight screws. I miss our ankle blog! Olga canceled it because she doesn't have the time and it kept getting viruses. I'm slmandel@rogers.com or Sharon Lee Mandel on Facebook.

I love your website and I hope you are doing well. If you have time, I would love to hear from you the traditional way. :) (Let's see if this goes through... I'm hopeless!)

sharon lee mandel said...

IT WORKED!!! Too bad about my typos! I meant to say; "I'm so technically challenged.." and "I would like a little feedback..." I should proof read BEFORE I attempt to send a comment.

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful doctor and the support of your beautiful family and the ankleblog! Happy Ankleversary! I hope I hear from you.

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