Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I have been wearing a boot, not a pretty boot, for the past three weeks on my left foot. I awoke one morning to find my foot swollen and painful. I couldn't imagine what was wrong. I soaked it and the swelling subsided a little. But I went to a podiatrist and after an ex-ray he saw a fracture in a metatarsol bone. To keep my foot stable the doctor had me wear something that looks like part of a space suit. For the first few days, I tripped on the boot itself, and almost fell several times. Now which is worse, I asked myself, a fractured foot or a broken hip? After three days I could clump around the house without losing my balance. But I have come close to hitting the floor more than once. Tomorrow I see the foot doc again. I hope he will set me free so I can walk without pulling my back out with each step. We have a big, big weekend here in Hayesville. The Festival on the Square, sponsored by the Clay County Historical and Arts Association, will begin Friday night with a street dance. (Can't dance with a space boot on my foot) On Saturday and Sunday our Netwest writing group will have a booth where writers will be signing books and meeting people, promoting our group and I hope to tell some folks about Writers Circle. If you are in the area or can come for a weekend of fun, drop by and say hello. Hopefully I won't be wearing a boot.

7 comments:

Susan Anderson said...

Hi Glenda,

So sorry you are dealing with a bad foot. Hope you are much better, soon. This weekend we will be in Orlando for a tradeshow. I know it will be a nice weekend in Clay County.
Peace, Susan Anderson

Abbie Taylor said...

I'm sorry to hear about your injury and hope by now, you're free of the boot. Have a fun weekend.

Abbie Taylor said...

I'm sorry to hear about your injury and hope by now, you're free of the boot. Have a fun weekend.

Glenda Beall said...

Thanks, Susan. So glad you dropped by my blog.
Hope it is not as hot in Orlando as it has been here. Even though we have some rain, the temps are cooler. Be safe.

Glenda Beall said...

Our weekend at Festival on the Square was hot but fun. The rain held off until just as we were breaking down the tent. We did get wet, but kept the books dry.

Abbie Taylor said...

At least you got wet. We've had nothing but nineties and triple digit temperatures here for the past week or so with little rain. Could you possibly send some of that up to Wyoming? I'd appreciate it.

Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of
We Shall Overcome
and
How to Build a Better Mousetrap:
Recollections and Reflections of a Family Caregiver
http://abbiejohnsontaylor.com/blog

Joan Ellen Gage said...

I hope that you are doing better. It's hard to hobble around.

Take care!

Joan