Try not to be jealous when you look at this snazzy new ankle brace I received today.
Pretty sexy, huh? It is a “form fit ankle brace” and it is kind of like an open-toed ice skate with no blade. (Not that I’ll be ice skating any time soon.)
I should be much more positive because this is actually good news. I saw the doctor today and she said my healing is progressing just as it should. I now have to work up to wearing this new brace a little at a time over the next week or so until I am wearing it full time and not the boot. No more crutches and soon no more boot!
Even better news is that I don’t have to sleep in the boot anymore. I cannot wait to get under the covers without 5 pounds of bulk wrapped around my right foot and leg.
Possibly the best news is that once I get to wearing the brace full time I will be able to drive again. I cannot wait to DRIVE AGAIN. Not being able to drive has been one of the hardest parts of this injury.
I was also given my very own green Theraband to use for ankle strengthening exercises. Kind of like this guy:
And thankfully not at all like this woman:
That looks awful. I hope it helps whatever it is supposed to help.
The only sad new is I don’t go back to the doctor for another 4 weeks which means I’ll still be in sneakers only for the next 4 weeks – albeit 2 sneakers and not just 1.