Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Stick a Foot In It


Ugh. I'm back on crutches again, for the second time in less than two years.

Late last week, I learned that I have a couple of stress fractures in my left foot. There's never a good time for an injury like this and although I'm glad it didn't occur during my peak summer / fall art show season, I still had to cancel a couple of end-of-year events. The spiffy walking boot that I was given only does so much to mitigate the discomfort, and climbing in and out of my art cargo van right now would be pretty challenging.

So, I'm going to do what does not come naturally to me at all and try to "take it easy" for the next six weeks as my doctor advised. I'm hoping that this setback will be only for the short term and that the longer term ahead in the new year will be better. But, hey, at least my painting hand is not in a walking boot, so that's something, right?

Our dog, Maple, gives me a quizzical look as she 
watches me wobble around in my new walking boot