Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time Flies When.....

you're lazy busy

Some of you know that Grandma J took a two year plus hiatus from blogging.  This wasn't intentional, but rather a bad case of brain freeze, or, when taking her age into consideration,  some folks might refer to it as phase I.

I will try to catch you up on some of the shenanigans that Grandma J was caught up in during that lapse of journalistic enlightenment.   The events will be in no particular order, just sprinkled between current events and as  memory allows.

Let's start with the feet and work up, shall we?

 
Grandma J had terrible pain in her second toe on both feet.   She assumed, wrongfully, that this was due to all her strenuous physical activity.  The pain was interfering with her aqua aerobics and especially bad while she slept, so she went to see her doctor her referred her to a toe specialist, or to put it in simpler terms, a podiatrist.  
 
 
 
 The second toe is the toe Grandma J  has often referred to as the "wife" in the family of toes.  On her feet it was always the tallest toe of them all.  
 
The toe doctor recommended surgery on both feet.....at once.  Since Grandma J lives along she felt this was the perfect solution to temporarily put the brakes on her gallivanting ways. She also had her son-in-law back in town to cater to her every whim and keep her drugged.
 
 
 
So surgery it was!  They fitted  Grandma J with some stylish Velcro-closing boots.  She wore these for nine weeks, including her trip to International Blog Fest 2013, the reunion in Richmond VA.
 
 
The doctor put implants, wires and screws in the "wife" toes.  The wires came out with one yank, causing Grandma J to use words that cause people to recoil in horror. 
   
 
She won't show you the "after" surgery pictures that will make you scream out in horror, but she will show you what her piggies look like three months after surgery.....
 
 
Her "wife" toes are shorter....and fatter, and they stick up.  The fatter and stick up part will improve, but they will forever be shorter.
 
 
 
The good news is, she's headed to Dallas this weekend and all her tootsies will be sporting these....
 

 XOXO Grandma J

 


5 comments:

I Am Woody said...

I can't seem to get beyond that yanking of the wires......

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Oh my goodness, I have heard foot surgery is brutal and to not be mobile, what a pain. I'm glad you are healing well, but I'm sorry that the wife toe is shorter. :) How nice to have a drug pusher in your very own family.

M said...

My second toe has always been shorter...if it were longer I would wear an even bigger shoe size!!

Glad you are recovering and about to wear some really cute boots!
TGIF!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your new boots. I am sorry you were hurting. If you lived close to me I would take good care of you. And I would also take you to a casino : ).

Busy Bee Suz said...

So what was the issue? My mom had surgery on one of her wife toes and it's never been right.....I hope yours are just perfect.
XO