Happy 4th of July. I am very happy because I went to the doctor yesterday to have staples removed from my broken ankle and have a hard cast put on, but I didn't have to have a cast put on! My wonderful doctor gave me a boot instead. I still can not put any weight on my right foot for at least 4 more weeks, maybe 6, but I can take the boot off for a few minutes when I need to. I can take it off to shower, ice it, rub or itch it. I can move it gently. No prison for my ankle. I can even put healing ointments on it. What a relief.
The ankle is still uncomfortable, especially at night, but the doctor said eventually I can sleep without the boot too. Any way, how appropriate that my right ankle should gains its freedom on Independence Day.