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The end of the road

I had my last check-up this morning. It lasted all of 2 minutes, at the end of which dr. Van der Flier, my consultant, pronounced that everything had healed splendidly and all I needed to do was keep up with my exercises and build up the strength in my ankle, and closed my file.

I wish I'd pushed for this surgery years ago. It's made such a difference to my everyday life to be able to walk without that deep pain that comes from chronic tendonitis -- I'm surprised at how my doctors have professed themselves surprised at the obvious correlation between the previous instability of the joint and the Achilles problems I'd been complaining to them about for years, but which I'm now completely free of. After this, I can retire the icon I've used for all my ankle posts...it no longer reflects the reality of my situation.


What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or even a completely different life.

You are a very grounded, responsible, and realistic person. People may not want to hear the truth from you, but they're going to get it.

You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.

Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.

For you, falling in love is all about the adventure and uncertainty. You can only fall in love with someone who keeps you guessing.

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meko00
Oct. 23rd, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
Oh, that's marvellous news! :-)
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
It is, isn't it? Although it means I'll have to cast around for some new subject matter to post about.
suze2000
Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
Hey I'm so glad the operation was a success! So it was worth the pain and trouble and the loss of an entire summer to the recovery. And just as well too, or I would have felt bad for being so loud in encouraging you to go for it.

I have to say though, you have to keep doing the stupid exercises. I've been at the podiatrist recently who said that my ankle was weaker than it should be and it's causing problems in my gait, and was I keeping up with my exercises? (NO) *sigh*
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
you have to keep doing the stupid exercises.

I am a little worried about this, actually. It's not that I don't want to do everything I can to ensure I keep mobile, but it's just...I know myself. I get bored very easily. Also, I'm going back to working full-time and to the 4-hour commute each day, leaving very little time to regularly visit a gym. Oh well, we'll see how it goes.

I've been meaning to ask you, though: how long before you were back in heels?
desdemonaspace
Oct. 23rd, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)
Whoopee! (Previously, I'd feared that you'd twist it and go down all in a heap, breaking something painful, expensive, and very long in healing).

On to the shoe posts!
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
(Previously, I'd feared that you'd twist it and go down all in a heap, breaking something painful, expensive, and very long in healing).

Please God that never happens to me again!

I'm going to be in London soon. Chances are I'll get me a souvenir pair of shoes there ;-)
desdemonaspace
Oct. 25th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're mending. You've suffered enough.

Oh, London. How I love London. Please scan and post pics when you come home?

Have a fabulous time!
bogwitch
Oct. 23rd, 2007 11:40 am (UTC)
Yay! Should the shoe shops be warned?
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
So that they can lay out the red carpet? Certainly!
curiouswombat
Oct. 23rd, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Brilliant - hurrah for the icon being able to retire. Now you can do the Snoopy dance!
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Way-hey!
__kali__
Oct. 23rd, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Hoorah!
gamiila
Oct. 23rd, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
::huge smile::
diachrony
Oct. 23rd, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
YAY!!
gamiila
Oct. 24th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
enigmaticblues
Oct. 23rd, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Woot! I'm so glad to hear that your ankle is doing better!
gamiila
Oct. 24th, 2007 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks. However, it's only doing better in the sense that anatomically, it's all in much better order than it was before. It's still a busted ankle, though...if I want to stay mobile by walking on my own two feet, I will have to keep doing my exercises until my dying day.
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