(Days 23 & 24) A weekend of firsts// 5th & 6th December 2020

I went out! Not like… “out out”, but I left the flat do to something that was not going to the hospital or take the bins out!

Just to explain… it’s been just over 3 weeks since my surgery and I’ve been out of the house 3 times. Twice to go to the hospital and once to take the bins out. And it’s not that I mind interacting with my Uber drivers or Dr. McCutie but a bit of variety and fresh air is always appreciated.

So on Saturday I went to see my colleague and friend Hannah for coffee and then went for a very short walk in the park.

I honestly can’t explain how happy I felt. I did cry a little bit in the park Lolol that’s how emotional I was.

I was very scared of the walk and of getting too tired using my crutches but it was more than ok. I was still using them for support but since I was walking very slowly and wearing my special “anime shoes“, I was almost walking normally. Yes… it did hurt a bit, but that is to be expected

I actually think my feet appreciated the movement, the weight and the cold. (It was absolutely freezing!). I got back to the flat and it felt like both feet had been in the freezer for hours, so they were not even that swollen.

On Sunday I just went to the supermarket and back. Again, it was absolute fine.

Worth saying that the scabs are now falling off and the feet are looking better and better by the day.

Tuesday is my 4 week appointment with Dr. McCutie and I’ll be asking about mobility on my toes and if it is normal to be this stiff. I also want to ask if I can exercise a bit even if it’s just on a stationary bike.

Published by Mariana Vieira da Rocha

"I think it's perfectly acceptable and rather admirable to be moderately delusional"

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