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Feb
27

crooked foot

another month, another appt. a very exciting appointment. this was my 4 month mark. FOUR MONTHS! on crutches, hopping on one foot, driving with hand controls. that’s a long time. i had the recurring fantasy over the last 4 months. a fantasy that included the magic words, “ok, you can now put weight on your […]
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Jan
30

give me the boot

another dr’s appt. my 12th week, the first possible day for getting the dreaded cast off my leg. days and days of hopeful / don’t get my hopes up moments. in the dr’s office, cast newly sawed off, rubbing my skinny leg and my twisted, atrophied foot. finally the dr comes in and takes a […]
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Jan
20

what the…?

checking the stats for my site, curious to see who’s hitting my site. and i got 2 hits from someone searching the keywords: “voyeur xray” you think that’s weird? go to google and search for broken leg cast care. fourth result. freaks.
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drive, baby drive

i drove my new car yesterday. i got portable hand controls and drove. it was only 2 blocks to the store, but i was on the open road and i was free!
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Jan
13

not so smart.

i’m not as smart as i was before the accident. maybe i was hit in the head. maybe it was the vicodin. or bad tv. whatever it was i find myself not remembering the simplest things. like a word for something. and i don’t really listen to people when they talk. or i just keep […]
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Jan
9

not really a question of should

so i’m walking out of a restaurant with a few of my friends and as i’m crutching out the door, a fellow says ‘be careful!’. i turn to smile and assure him that i’m very careful. and as i turn to walk away he puts on his best come hither expression and says ‘a girl […]
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Jan
8

sometimes things get easier. sometimes not.

i was hit by a car on halloween. by a drunk driver. head on. in the hospital for a week and a month confined to my bed. it was scary and it sucked. still sucks. but i’ve been trying to be a good sport. upbeat. positive. not angry. made a few assumptions about the guy. […]
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Jan
6

yes i can.

i’ve gotten good on one leg. i vacuum. i sweep. i cook. i can catch my cat dashing out under the bushes. i can even put on a pair of boxing gloves and spar with a punching bag. i might just be ready enter the world’s first one legged ass kicking contest — and win.
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Jan
4

small victories

i cleaned my entire house today on one leg. the best part? i vacuumed the entire house myself. i’m so proud.
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Jan
2

clean feet

i look forward to my doctor visits the same way a 10 year old waits for xmas morning. because i get to spend 2 hours with my naked foot. today i smuggled in aloe washcloths, foot scrubber and my Arnica ointment. so after i had my cast sawed off i sat waiting for my xrays […]
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