or should I give you the bad news first?" Tim the orthopedic specialist asked me. "Well I think I would actually prefer the good news first," I answered. So I am happy to report that I don't need surgery - LOL and reflecting on my circumstances I am even happier that this is not life-threatening in anyway. Unfortunately I did learn though that the doctor at the Swedish ER totally misread the x-rays and I can now comprehend why it is that I have been struggling so hard to manage over the last week.
My leg is now encased in a lovely blue cast from right below my knee to the tip of my toes. That sucker is not moving - which is a good thing and a bad thing - LOL! OK - so how does one scratch the inside of the top of a foot cast when your foot itches? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Can you tell that I am trying to keep this rather daunting next six weeks light? The reality is that I need to stay off of that foot for two weeks - crutches are my new best friends. This is not an easy task when the 14 stairs from the top level of the house go straight down without a landing - let's hope I manuever these well. Let me tell you that I will have a death grip on that railing and I will be moving ever so slowly down those stairs, in fact I may resort to the mode of transport that small babies use - perhaps I'll go down on my back side, stair by stair - on purpose this time though :D
So I guess what I am trying to say is that for the next six weeks I am having to make some major adjustments. Please hang with me as I transition more responsibilities to the incredible girls who are helping me each and every day. I currently have at least 50 red-flagged messages in my email inbox. If you receive some rather odd email answers or requests over the next few weeks please know that it is in an effort to try and maintain the level of customer service that I find important that these are sent. In many cases it may appear that the head doesn't know what the hand is doing (or perhaps in my case the foot - insert rolling eyeballs - OK, so it's not real funny :D), but that is because we want to be certain that we are not leaving important pieces of information out of orders, or follow-ups to questions, etc.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes and cards. Needless to say the tears pool in my eyes with each beautiful creation I have opened over the last few days. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. The friendship, support and help that has been bestowed on me this past week brings tears to my eyes. I literally could not do it without the people that have come to my rescue - I thank you again and again.
So for now there is no new August stamp of the month - I hope to rectify that one in the next couple of days. I hope to add a stamp of the month packet as well, but for now my creativity is kind of waning due to pain levels. I will try and do a few posts from my "bed station" or my couch potato status as soon as my head clears a little and we will continue to be diligent in following up on those red-flagged email messages. Again thank you for your patience and support - how could a girl get so lucky as I am to have these many well wishes. Hugs to you all!!!