I'm guessing not many people remember the movie "My Left Foot" (1989, starring Daniel Day-Lewis)? I don't either -- I just remembered the title as I went to type this post. I used Wikipedia and found the movie poster, and adapted the art here (at left, appropriately) to tell the story of my left foot.
Here's how my left foot really looks -- or at least has looked for the past week. Yup, fully casted. No weight-bearing. Which means it's a struggle to get up to the craft room. I did the stair butt-climb to get up here, and suppose I'll slide down.
I've really missed crafting. I've been in exile -- on the couch downstairs, playing Solitaire and Pinterest on the iPad. BORING!
Long story short, I apparently suffered a series of small accidents (sprain/near-tears of the Achilles tendon, and of the Plantar Fascia, in two separate incidents). And it's guessed that I suffer from some diabetic neuropathy because the pain wasn't as intense as it should have been, and I kept walking. For months. Which led to the onset of a serious injury called "Charcot's Foot" where all the bones and muscles of a diabetic foot essentially collapse and re-fuse, deformed. It was confirmed by an MRI a week ago ...
No wonder I have been in enough pain to get me to the doctor's (yeah, finally!) Hopefully it was in time to save the foot. In the meantime, the cast's on for four weeks ... and then we'll see. It will likely go back in a "boot" (lovely Gorilla foot, a neighbor called it) ... therapy ... hopefully no surgery. Time will tell.
In the meantime, I am tempted to decorate my cast. Decoupage? Patriotic theme? Summer bummer? Here are some examples, found -- yup -- via Google:
|Conservative, with a |
pretty teal fiberglass (mine's white)
|Elmo's foot? And eeek, my leg's not that hairy!!|
Or should I decorate just the boot?
All suggestions welcome!!
DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,