(Day 80) // 11th week – Not so great news // 29th January 2021

There she went, all happy and confident, to her last podiatry appointment. Kind of thought it was actually a shame that this would be the last time I’d be able to see Dr. McCutie, but hey…. it’s a good sign because feet are definitely good (still some pain of course…. but it’s ok).

Well …. let me tell you something about managing one’s expectations….

I go in (Dr. McCutie looking particularly cutie and in high spirits), we have a chat and then I show off my feet. I’m like… super positive and excited because although there’s pain and mobility could be better… it’s been a lot worse! I even asked if I could start ruining!

He says the scars look really good but he’s gonna send me to get some X-rays done.

After looking through the X-rays he hits me with the truth…. “there’s still quite a visible gap where we cut the bone and that should be looking a bit better”. Ok. Ok. No reason to panic. But can I go for runs? No.

“Also…. mobility wise it should be a bit better as well. At this point it should be at around 70% and you’re at about 45%” . Fuck.

So that wasn’t super great to hear to be honest. Has taken me the past 2 days to come to terms with it.

He showed me some extra exercises I can do that involve balancing on the balls of my feet and “squatting” and he showed me how to make sure I’m not over-protecting my feet by leaning towards the outside of each foot. (Dr. McCutie and I “squatting” in the office together must have been a sight to behold).

So… more physio exercises, no running for another two weeks at least, and another appointment in 6 weeks.

Now that I’ve had time to process it I’m ok with all of it, I just need to be patient.

Plus… Always a pleasure to see Dr. McCutie who always remembers my baby avocado hehe. There’s been the suggestion that maybe I should just… bring him a gift for my last appointment and invite him out (knowing he won’t be my Dr. anymore). I’m actually considering this Lolol

Oh, what a beautifully stereotypical romance this could be!

To be continued…. 😅

*p.s: I’m fairly sure I won’t have the courage to do it and he’s probably 10 years younger than me

Published by Mariana Vieira da Rocha

"I think it's perfectly acceptable and rather admirable to be moderately delusional"

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