I GOT MY CAST OFF TODAY!
Yes, this is an occasion worth screaming in internet speak. I have a nifty walking boot with hinges, and I still have to use my scooter, but the cast has gone away! Weeks ago when I started working, I told the guys in the office that I was getting my cast off on the 27th. So, they wrote it on the calendar as a reminder. Our daily conversations revolving around cookies finally came to fruition when someone suggestion that we all bring in a different cookie. And then someone said we should bring it cookies today, to celebrate my cast being removed. Thus, Cast Away, Cookie Day was born.
It was a delicious, sugar filled and cast free day. I made Joy’s oatmeal cookies with creamy peanut butter filling, which were a hit. There were no cookies left at the end of the day. My other co-workers brought chocolate chip, sugar cookies with Rolos, coffee cake (for breakfast!) and chocolate chip cookies in a pan. Everyone was jealous of our office because of our treats. It’s not every day you get a cast off though; there was celebrating to be done!
I will say that I was pretty sad today because I thought I was going to get to walk out of the doctor’s office. I don’t know why I thought I could suddenly put all my weight on my foot after not having any weight on it for six weeks, but my leg is free. I don’t have to wear my boot in the shower or while I sleep. I’m a that much closer to being free. The best part is when I came back to the office from my doctor’s appointment and my co-workers were all so happy for me that I got my cast off. Having that many people care about me made me feel pretty damn happy.
This handicapped sign is hysterical. My office mate decided that I needed a handicapped sign to park my scooter in front of and proceeded to print one out. That really made my day, because now I feel like I have a place in my new office. So begins the next part of the Achilles journey and stretching out my weak calf muscles and tendon again. But, at least I have cookies to cheer me up!