As we know, I totally messed up my ankle in September playing tennis. After months of being in an aircast/boot, a sports brace 24 hours a day, bedrest, crutches, and just pain...I'm on the road to recovery. I had surgery on my ankle on December 26th (Merry Christmas to me) and found out that my ligaments had healed, but I had formed massive amounts of scar tissue and adhesions over my ligaments and joints. Apparently, you DO need to turn black and blue even more to let the blood escape out! I never would have thought it was so important to bruise!!! The doctor, who is known as the Scope Doctor, said that it was the 2nd worst injury he'd ever seen! Leave it to me!
Anyway, I went back to the doctor yesterday and was informed my progress is doing great! I should start weening myself off the crutches this weekend and be back in the boot(yuck) for only 2-3 weeks. I also have to sit in the "torture chair" for several times a day to strengthen my ankle and keep the scar tissue from reforming. It's truly amazing to look at my ankle now. It's now a real ankle and not a cankle!! :) I can actually see the outline of it! I've never seen a prettier ankle!
I should be able to start playing tennis again in the next few months. YEA!!! I need to get so much energy and pent up anger out! This adoption process is killing me (actually, it's just the waiting)!