Whoa! 1 Year since Cankle-Gate!

ankleOne year ago this week, I found the last patch of ice in Frederick County, slipped on it, and fell. I broke my fibula in two places and dislocated my ankle 90 degrees. I was carrying a dog at the time and managed to gracefully chuck her into the air and not smoosh her to become one with the earth by falling on her. I was scared to death that my older neighbor friend, whom I was visiting, was going to come out and fall too. It was quite a dramatic afternoon.

That evening I had emergency surgery, a very interesting stay in hospital, and was back home to tackle the 3 stairs, that seemed like Mt. Fucking Everest, leading into my home. 3.5 weeks of immobility taught me a lot about myself, my mother, and my husband. Looking back on it from a year out, from the first two doctors saying I would never walk normally or have 100% function again, I am in a damn good place. My ankle is still more like a cankle with it’s couple scars and poofier appearance. More importantly, it operates just fine. It gets a little sore when there’s some type of serious change in the weather or if I walk a shitload but other than that, it’s really doing great. It may even be stronger than it used to be!

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You hear people say it all the time, but seriously, don’t take your health for granted. All of that can change in the blink of an eye. I was lucky. This was a short term experience. Well, everything accept the bill! I feel so fortunate to be on this side of things now feeling happy, healthy, and well.

Peace, love, and happiness xoxo

Cyndi

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