Monday, July 26, 2004

I can't wiggle my big toe.

I'll make this short because my medicines are making me drowsy and dizzy.

I spent three nights and almost four days at the hospital. Now, my left foot is wrapped in a splint and padding that probably weighs about 10 pounds or more, including the plaster that was used to make the structure of the brace.

Very dramatic improvement, I guess. I won't know for two weeks what my foot looks like. That's when I get my staples and stitches removed. Apparently I've got a couple of pins sticking out of my foot that need to be taken out, too. I didn't know that part. Now I'm scared. I can't even see my toes, and my big toe is numb.

Just like "The Bride" in "Kill Bill," it's going to be a while before I can "wiggle my big toe."

I love our church. We were told tonight that instead of two weeks-worth of food delivered by members of our church, it'll be three weeks-worth because so many people wanted to help out! Isn't that great!? I feel so loved!!

Thanks for the prayers. I still need them.

Okay, pain meds are making me sleepy. I'll talk later.


Timothy said...

I am glad to hear that your surgery seems successful.

Mrs. T. Swede said...

Me, too. I found out that the reason I can't wiggle my big toe is because I have two pins going through that bone and sticking out of the skin both between my toes and on the outside of my foot next to my big toe. They'll have to be removed on Aug. 10 when I have my staples and stitches taken out. Yikes!