***I am totally warning you ahead of time that there are some pretty nasty pictures of my naked ankle in this post. If you don't want to see them then don't look. For reals! It's gross.***
I went back to see the surgeon again today and finally get that soft cast off. Glory Hallelujah!! That thing felt like I was dragging around 50 pounds of concrete whenever I tried to move it. When they took the cast off, here's what we saw:
I didn't realize how long (and gross looking) the incisions were. Or how many staples had been used to hold them together. I'll admit it made me a little queasy to see my foot like that. And even queasier to have the staples removed.
A nurse took some x-rays so we could check out the inside view as well. Want to see my new hardware?
Isn't it bionic? (Don't you think?)
Seriously, I'm totally Bionic Ankle Woman now and it didn't cost me six million dollars. Don't be jealous.
When it came time to choose a color for the cast, I was waffling between black and white. Black wouldn't get dirty and it would match pretty much everything. With a white cast I could buy a huge pack of colored markers and let the kids go at it until I was sporting a masterpiece.
However, I ultimately went with something completely different...
Because how can you go wrong with camo? I figure this way no one can see my cast - that's the magic of camouflage.
That, my friends, is how I went from being an ordinary mother and housewife to the part Bionic, part Invisible Woman that you see before you today.
And now, after all of that excitement, I am ready to go and take a nap.