When I started down this road I thought I would be ready for surgery number two by this week. Now I know I was wrong. Today felt like a victory. I went to the local town, visited my mom, drove to my son's office and picked up the grandchildren and transported them to school. Afterward I returned to the office for a treatment and returned home. I felt like such a winner because I had accomplished all of this wearing a tennis shoe on Lucie! And I have continued to wear the same shoe all day long. I stayed awake all day with no nap. I AM making progress. But there is no way that I am ready for a repeat on Rosie. Lucie is not ready to bear all the weight while Rosie takes a break. As of now de ja vu will take place in late March. That is if everything goes as planned. The way I feel tonight, it should be right on schedule. I am putting fifty percent of weight on my left foot when I walk. Next week it will move to 75% and the last week I will work my way up to 100%. I look forward to walking 'normal' again.
I have to smile when I am with two of my grandchildren. The same two children that 'Grammie-sat' with me that first weekend. Each time we walk I see them limping exactly as I do. It is really cute, and I encourage them to be themselves. I'll be glad when I walk with a normal gait so they will as well.
Other than that, I don't have much else to report on bunion surgery. I am pleased with the progress and look forward to a repeat performance in about six weeks.