But my worse offense is that I am tempted to just skip the cane altogether and let myself limp around because it is simply faster to get to my desired destination.
Tasting the exhilarating experience of walking like a regular breathing human again, while in the hydroWorx pool or in our swimming pool, has made me thirsty to regain a normal walking life. The temptation to repeat what I can do in the water on land has simply overtaken me.
After 2 hours of doing this and that around our house, my foot is not only swollen but I have a level 4 pain. I’m finally admitting that I need to skip the rest of the household tasks I had planned for this morning and elevate and ice my foot once again. I am, after all, due for an hour of Hydrowox therapy later this morning followed by attending a funeral.
I decided my challenge in the next few days will be to regain the ability to listen to my foot, and not give into the seduction of walking and regaining a normal life. I have to slow down and plan more carefully how many steps realistically I can take in a day, with the aid of my cane. SIGH!!!!!