I don’t get that assessment very often. I got it from my orthopedic doctor yesterday. But Doctor, I still hurt. “Yup. You’re going to hurt.” But Doctor, I still limp. “Yup, you still limp.” How am I cured? “Your leg is no longer broken.” Ah.
Then, from the Physical Therapist…”You know, eventually you’ll have to be doing exercises on your own to keep making progress. You have to get to the point where you don’t need us any more.”
Maybe I should have washed the clothes I wear to the appointments…though I didn’t notice anyone’s eyes tearing up and heard no retching noises.
I did get new shoes yesterday. They are supposed to compensate for my outward roll on my right foot and support my weak left leg. Both have a very high arch support in them. I feel like my foot is sliding off the center of the shoe. They felt ok in the store though. Is there a thing where when you cross the threshold, the shoes have a trigger that turns off the comfort level? I guess I’ll find out if it works in a few days.
So for all intents and purposes, my leg is healed. It still hurts to stand on it for any length of time, and I cannot go up and down stairs like I used to. But…