Here's my new best friend, a Turning Leg Caddy.
Trying to get around on crutches was so exhausting and disheartening that Steve suggested we rent one of these, and I've got to say, it has made a world of difference. In fact, if I hadn't rented it, I would have had to cancel my job plans for this week. This is the week that I work on a committee for the Virginia Department of Education and it's a great gig. I get to spend a week in a posh hotel, have breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided by the four star on site catering staff, receive reimbursement for travel and dinner, and get paid a generous honoraium, and the work is pretty rewarding too. Even better, Steve came with me this year and has been wonderful at making things as easy as possible for me.
The only drawback with the wonderful scooter is that it has caused me to overdo it a bit today, leading to some ugly looking swelling. Do not scroll down if you are queasy about seeing ugly, swollen feet. (Rudee, I'm counting on you looking at it and giving me your advice.) Even though it isn't hurting, I have been sitting for the past three hours with it elevated and am icing it, so I think it'll be okay. One thing for sure, I'm taking it easier tomorrow, regardless of how good I feel. And tomorrow, I'll have some photos of the great food I'm eating, just to mix it up a little from all the injury information.
don't scroll any further if you want to avoid the photo of my foot. Please read on if your name is Rudee.