Saturday, November 29, 2008

Mel's Show & Tell — The Boot


Well, the new podiatrist I saw on Wednesday agrees that it's likely tendonitis (anterior and posterior tibial tendons). He wouldn't rule out a fracture (although thought it unlikely) or a tear, but agreed we should not subject my delicate little embie to an x-ray or mri. He said I would heal faster immobilized. Thus, the boot. So I'm clomping around in the boot with a cane. I'm telling people I'm in little old lady training. Oooh, do I get cranky when people with packages crowd into the elevators in the subway instead of using the stairs!

Clomped my way to Brooklyn on Thanksgiving to spend it with DD and his family at the home of friends of his. Awesome food and great company. Saw DD's sister for the first time since starting all this. She greeted me like a long lost sister. (Hi Aunt D!) She is so excited about the prospect of being an aunt. His stunning 18 year old niece has volunteered for diaper duty. His 2 grown nephews, not so much. Aunt D attempted to entice me to visit with the child, who is just a glimmer right now, by telling me they have a tree house.

This kid is going to have so much love! We must try not to smooch him or her to death!

BTW, DD wasn't trying to be cool with the shades during the parade. Those are his regular glasses, they're photosensitive lenses. I remember him telling me after the parade one year, that driving the sleigh in the parade and seeing the children's faces along the parade route, turned the Jewish boy from Brooklyn into a believer in Santa. No wonder I asked him to father my child.

Oh, and did I mention that since I'm trying to stay off my foot this weekend I'm really bored. Not a good thing combined with the dreaded 2 week wait!

Don't forget to check what the rest of the class is showing this week!

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Sad news about my friend's cycle. Her embie didn't make it. Thank you from both of us for all the good wishes. She will try again in January at a different clinic. I have a little bit of meds left from my cycle that I'm giving her. She has used up all her IF medication insurance coverage. If anyone has leftover stims they could donate, it would be such a blessing. Please let me know.

16 comments:

Cassandra said...

I don't know if your RE told you to get bedrest during the 2WW, but if so, mission accomplished!

Hang in there...

Kristin said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving but it really sucks that your foot is giving you such problems. I hope it heals fast now that you are getting treatment.

Another Dreamer said...

Sorry your foot is giving you so many problems right now. I second Cassandra, hang in there!

battynurse said...

I might have some left over stuff. Hope your foot feels better soon.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. I hope your foot starts feeling better soon, that boot does not look like fun.

WiseGuy said...

That boot looks heavy, but if it is of any comfort at all, it is good. I hope that your medical condition improves soon!

Brenda said...

Dora, I think that your boot is going to be the talk of NY. (In a good way.) And I second (or third) Cassandra. Perhaps it will help you rest during this most dreaded of 2WW :)

Cara said...

Ah - "the boot". That is very fetching. Forced rest is a good thing. Good books? Got some writing to do? Maybe catching up on some missed tv re-runs.

I'm officially jealous.

Love you and the embie.

Aunt Becky said...

I have the same boot! Although mine is not blue, but a somber, somber black. We can be boot sisters!

Melody said...

What kind of stims does she need? I have some f.ollis.tim

Sam said...

clomping about eh? You should be able to sit on the sofa and simply say to everybody "fetch"!!

Eva said...

Shoot! I'm sorry about your foot and your friends embie. Not fair!

Nikki said...

Ouch - your boot looks like your foot is in pain! Hang in there girl - this too shall pass.

Sorry about your friend's embie.

And you have what - 5 more days? Can't wait!!

flickrlovr said...

Bummer about your foot-hope it gets better soon! And good luck and best wishes...sending lots of baby dust your way for the 2WW! Hang tight!

Wishing 4 One said...

Nice boot. So sorry you have to wear it, but I am with the rest of the ladies above, if you are resting then its cool during this dreaded wait. Sorry about your friends cycle too, it is just a let down all over again to hear about someones failed cycle I swear!

Shinejil said...

Hey, Dora! Keep distracted. Here's my contribution: google "cake wrecks" and (hopefully) laugh a lot.

You guessed it: we did go to Jacques Torres! As for mussels, those were in Philly, at a place in the Old City called Eulogy. If you like Belgian beer and food, it can't be beat.