I went to the foot doctor today for my last visit, at least the last one for four months. They retook the x-rays and all seems to be on target. The bone in the little toe has begun growing over the implanted wire which is what he was waiting on. So, since all is well, he told me I am free of the boot!! Whoo hoo!
My first stop after the doctor visit was to the shoe store. I had to find a shoe my foot would fit in as I still have several months left to deal with the swelling. Of the shoes I have, it only fits in my tennis shoes and my Timberland boots, neither of which are suitable for the workplace and neither of which would compliment my skirts and dresses. So, to the shoe store I went. I did find a nice pair of black leather mules which will get me through this convalescing period. I imagine I will probably get some wear out of them even after that is over. So, I'm set for work tomorrow AND wearing a normal shoe - being a normal person. I cannot wait!
Oh, before I left the doctor's office, his nurse came in to "fit" me with a compression sock. Actually, it's more like Spanx for the foot. It tucks the excess swelling and keeps the foot compressed, more slim and trim, if you will. Yes, just like Spanx. Who knew they made it for the foot as well? What's next, Spanx for the arm, I ask? Anyway, it does make it feel better, that's for sure, so I suppose I'll endure it and wear it as I've been instructed to do.
I've got a few more months before all is back to normal but for now I am just so happy to be able to wear normal shoes! Baby steps, you know?