…and by crikey there is plenty of weight to bear after sitting for six weeks.
Last Tuesday we took the almost four hour trip over the ‘hills’ to see my surgeon and to get my ankle plaster removed (and hopefully not replaced).
With the weather getting colder leaving as early in the morning as we sometimes do isn’t advisable in case of frosts. On the way we took in Mother Nature in all her glory – Autumn is such an amazing time of the year, it’s as if Mother Nature has been playing with her paint box. I got so wrapped up in it all that I forgot to take many pictures. Sadly the photos don’t really show the glorious golds and reds that shone out. As we progressed through the pass the raindrops began to fall, then the snow! Just a little dusting to begin with, enough to get the worrying thoughts going. Slowly but surely the snow fell heavier the further into the pass we got.Before long we had made it through and now looked forward to what the surgeon was going to say.
First up was the removal of the old plaster – then the first good wash and just a hint of a long awaited scratch, oh bliss. Then it was off to another location for x-rays before returning to the surgeons rooms for the consultation. Slowly the excitement started to slip away as our 3 o-clock appointment time came and went. At 4.15 we finally got in and got the good news that no more plaster was required and I could walk, with crutches and be full weight bearing – oh my god, I’ve gained so much weight – eek, my poor ankle. Now my new fashion accessory is this beautiful (not) boot, but at least I have independence – yeah!
Now for the trip home, whew, these trips over the ‘hill’ certainly don’t leave much time for anything else, oh well, I’ll save my cash stash for another time. By the time we got home that night both of us were pretty shattered and just wanted a cuppa and a good nights sleep.
So there we are, all on the right track and healing well.
I hope all of you are well and coping with the seasonal changes while soaking in its beauty.