Goodbye Crutch

I saw the podiatrist, Doctor Dave, on Tuesday.  As we were being escorted to the examination room, Nettie (doctor’s assistant) met us in the hallway.  She greeted our guide and then asked her, “Do you know what this guy (indicating me) called me on his last visit here?”

I was hoping she had forgotten about that.  Really, I was.

The guide shrugged.  Nettie responded, “He called me ‘Naughty Nettie!’  That’s what my dad always used to call me.”  Then she flashed me a huge smile.

Later, Nettie removed the stitches while Dr Dave looked on.  I am now able to walk around without the crutches . . . if I wear the boot, which provides support to the foot and ankle.

I need to go elevate that foot now.  It helps a lot to do that.

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I am retired after a career in electronics and in publishing. Today, my wife of 50+ years, Sylvia, and I live in a house on a hill beside a dirt road in rural west Michigan. We enjoy living in this country environment where livestock and wild life out number the human population.

10 thoughts on “Goodbye Crutch

  1. Naughty Nettie has been very good this week (at least when it comes to taking out stitches)! :) I bet it feels good to walk around when you feel like it. :dance:

    • Removing the stitches reduced some of the “tightness” I was feeling in the big toe. I still can’t walk around as much as I’d like. But I’m doing better each day. 8)

  2. Glad for progress. Hope you are able to heal and get around faster than all predictions. I suspect you will be antsy long before you are “approved” for activities.

    • Your suspicions are confirmed. I’m already antsy, antsy, antsy! I’m trying to “behave,” but my back side is not happy about being parked so much of the time. :(

  3. Good to see you are on the mend! I could hear a heck of a racket banging away up there this morning. Let us know if you need help battening down the hatches.

    • I’m good with progress as it is. Things are looking up. :up: I also have to remind myself that this was an elective procedure.