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Scar friction [Jan. 16th, 2017|08:26 pm]
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Broken ankle: I had hoped by this point I would be walking more or less normally. At least, I can walk....just not without a limp yet. Trying not to be depressed about this. The physiotherapist was trying to cheer me up today and taped up the ankle with neon pink tape.

My least favourite activity at physiotherapy is having my scar massaged. It has to be done, to heal, but it's unpleasant. The physio is very admiring of my surgery scar and has called colleagues over to look at it. Apparently, as scars go, it's a nice one.

On a happier note, here's Michael sharing an apple with Irv.
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[User Picture]From: dawnybee
2017-01-17 01:53 am (UTC)
Sending you good cheer on this long road to recovery. In all due time you will be 100% again. I hope it's very soon. It's normal to feel your feelings on this. It's hard to not be at your typical pace. You'll get there sooner than later, I'm confident of that.

Apparently, as scars go, it's a nice one.

I'm sure there's a niche market out there for scar pics. You can be the Cindy Crawford of scar models.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2017-01-17 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! Canadian winter is not helping with the spirits.

It's normal to feel your feelings on this. It's hard to not be at your typical pace.
Part of my problem is I'm a fast walker so having to slow down is making me more awkward - the physio assures me I'll get more coordinated in time.

You can be the Cindy Crawford of scar models.
Heh, I think Michael's sexy lip scar from hockey already took that honour!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2017-01-17 03:54 am (UTC)
I know it's hard not to get discouraged. My husband had a hiking injury that took an entire year to come back from, and finding the patience to accept that timeline was beyond challenging. Every step of progress is a victory, but it's okay to get frustrated. Mobility is freedom, and you're more than ready to break free of your chains. I wish Michael's standup performances were on YouTube, that would be a welcome distraction!

A good scar is more than aesthetically pleasing, it's a sign of a careful surgeon. That bodes well for your continued recovery, I think.

My dog likes carrots, but I've never offered her an apple. I'll have to try that!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2017-01-17 05:22 pm (UTC)
I know it's hard not to get discouraged.
A big part of it is the weather - we've had full-on Canadian winter for the last 6 weeks (ice storm today) which means I can't safely practice walking outside. And being outside lifts my spirits. On the plus side, I guess, by the time it's spring, I will be more mobile and will really enjoy being outdoors!

I wish Michael's standup performances were on YouTube, that would be a welcome distraction!
Ah, that would be nice!

A good scar is more than aesthetically pleasing, it's a sign of a careful surgeon. That bodes well for your continued recovery, I think.
Yes, she did a good job! In a few years, may have the ankle hardware removed (the plate & screws can cause problems later in life) & will definitely go back to her.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2017-01-17 06:22 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you're finding recovery slow and frustrating, but your reports always show how competent and caring the medical people and therapists who tend to you are. Best wishes as you keep on improving!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2017-01-17 09:25 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I'm very lucky in my health care. The physiotherapy clinic is a wonderful and supportive environment.

A good proportion of my frustration is due to Canadian winter - freezing rain today. When I can get out and practice walking more, I think it will improve my spirits.
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2017-01-17 06:57 pm (UTC)
The long slow road seems neverending I guess, and winter doesn't help. Hopefully spring will get here soon and walking more easily will come with it.

Never knew dogs liked apples...
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2017-01-17 09:30 pm (UTC)
I had a dentist appointment today. The dentist's office is at the end of my street and I had to carry a bucket of road salt with me because freezing rain had coated the sidewalk with ice. This is absolutely normal for January, just bad timing that it coincides with me re-learning how to walk. I'm supposed to be taking confident strides but Canadian ice-walking technique is itty-bitty steps.

Possibly Irv is just interested in the apple because Michael is eating it!
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