I’ve been a bit behind on my photo a day this week because my foot has been bothering me to the point that I spent the entire week on the couch with an icepack and bottle of Tylenol. It was perfect timing (although I suppose there’s never really a good time to hurt your foot…) because W and his friends road-tripped to Ohio to ride roller coasters so I only had to get off the couch to take Zu to the park. The pain was getting a bit more intense when I walked but I wasn’t terribly worried until Friday, while icing my foot, I noticed that one of the screw heads was more apparent than before. Somewhat concerned I went in to see the doctor yesterday and we discovered one of the screws in my foot is broken. Ultimately this means I need removal surgery to get them out. Since it’s the weekend I’m not able to call to schedule an appointment with the surgeon until tomorrow or Tuesday. In the meantime (until the screws are officially out) I’ve had to bust out my favorite pink sticks again. The doctor says any pressure on my foot can cause the screw to become displaced and cause more problems.
It’s only been a few months but already I’ve forgotten how much work it takes using them. This time around will be an experience (read: disaster). We planned our first camping trip for this week and since it’s already paid for we’re still going. I don’t think it will be too bad since we cancelled our hike and will probably just hang around the campsite with the dog. However, I feel disaster will strike this coming weekend. I’m flying to Chicago to see my sister and we’re driving to Milwaukee to attend Summerfest. I’ve never had to fly with crutches, let alone fly by myself with crutches. Luckily Google had some answers for me so I’m going to call United this week and see what I can arrange.
For the meantime I’m taking a hiatus from photo a day. I’ll probably post them all together at the end of the month…which now that I look at the calendar is only a week away. I’ll be back in a few days to report how camping with crutches goes!