Friday, October 28, 2011

Out of the boot and Epi-fied.

The good news-- my foot is healing and while it is not fully healed, I'm out of the Aircast boot.  Dr. W- said that if we didn't get me out of it, I would end up with mobility issues, particularly with my ankle.  He told me that things are healing, look great, I have good muscle support (or something like that) and to ditch the boot and get into a good supportive shoe :insert pointing at my tennis shoe: and NO FLIP FLOPS.  Um, it's about 46 F now and it was 30 this AM when I walked K- to the bus stop.  Don't worry.  I will not be wearing flip-flops.  I'm supposed to take it easy and "don't do anything crazy" and I'll ride it out and be okay.  I asked if he needed a follow-up and he said, "Not unless you do something dumb."  :insert Dr. smirk:  Okay then.

I gave him the bee sting story.  "Oh yes.  Well, then, you need epinephrine."  He explained to me IGG's and IGE's (I'm needing to research) and how now each reaction will only get worse.  I'm to take a dose of Benadryl and a dose of Zantac when I get stung.  Give it 15 minutes and if I end up worse/major . . . , I must do the EpiPen.  I also have extreme reading to do with that.  I did talk to the pharmacist who said that the instructions are very detailed and that if I had any questions whatsoever, to give her a call and she will go through it step by step with me.  (I may need back-up EpiPen knowledge here, Janeen.)  I do know that the little tiny purse that I own isn't going to cut it anymore and now I'll need to graduate to the bigger one that I have from long ago and far away.  Hooray!  I found it!!! It needs a good polishing and some mink oil and it will be good to go. 

A side story, but related-- my lovely aunt wanted me to go and get my feet fit for some specially made diabetic shoes so that she knew that I had excellent shoes to wear. Now, as much as I appreciate her thoughtfulness, I find nothing attractive about the shoes she wanted me to purchase and asked if she was insisting, may I please just buy another pair of Saucony? She said that was fine, she just wanted me to have good shoes. I have good shoes. My shoes weren't worn during the two months of casting because I didn't want to kill one and have one. Bless her heart.

So, I'm very carefully limping my way along.  I've now been slowed considerably, as I am back to building up the muscles in the lower portion of my leg.  I'm also cautious, as I don't want to re-break the metatarsal, as it is a very easy thing to do.

So I'm bootless and Epi-ful.  Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

If you have any questions, call me. Also, don't hesitate to use the EPI. At any signs of breathing distress use the EPI instead of the Benadryl.
I have some expired EPI's that you are welcome to try out on fruit. Let me know and we can meet somewhere. It's way past due for us to get together anyway!