Tuesday, September 7, 2010
It's not so bad. But it still sucks!
I had a hard cast put on more than a week ago. It feels much better and it is healing nicely. The doctor is pleased with how well and quickly the bone is healing. I won't need surgery on it either. He said the break was not all the way through the bone.
The worse part of all this is that I cannot do anything. I cannot put any weight on the leg and I have to get around on crutches. I need someone to get me things and carry things for me. I am completely at the mercy of those around me and I hate it. I cannot drive or go too far from home alone because it is sooooo much work to just walk with crutches and not be able to use both legs. Anyway, only a few more weeks and the doctor said he will put me in a soft cast so I can walk. We'll see.
Now for the exciting news. Since I cannot get around easily and cannot carry things while using the crutches, and have to depend on people to bring me things, I have lost 21 lbs. since June. So I figure if I keep going I should be down about 60 lbs. by the time the cast comes off. One could only hope.