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Warning: Baby Gates May Be Hazardous To Your Feet

1/26/12



You may remember my post back in December about my foot. Well, I've been wearing a walking boot for a couple of weeks now. And I am going to physical therapy. The swelling in my foot just started to go down this week, and I am now able to tolerate heat.

The MRI I had didn't show any fractures.  But the PT used a tuning fork to hold up to the bone in my big toe and the vibration caused pain.  He said that vibrations only hurt when they hit an injured bone.  So it turns out, maybe I have a bone contusion which is just as painful as a fracture.  Or there's a little fracture they missed.  I don't know.

I guess I did a "bang up" job because it has taken this long to make any progress. I'm hoping that PT will help me get back into a shoe again.

I have to say, PT ought to stand for Pain Treatment. Because it hurts. The joints and ligaments in the upper part of my foot are being treated with ultrasound therapy, heat, manipulation, and massage. While the massage didn't feel terribly painful while it was happening, the pain when I got home wasn't so much fun.

Who knew that a simple thing like slamming your foot into a metal baby gate would take so long to heal?

Wearing the boot has been a pain. It is higher than my other shoe, so I am walking unevenly and putting a lot more weight on my left foot. So my left foot is hurting as well. Going up and down stairs while carrying a 20 lb tot is a chore.

The laundry pile I showed you yesterday? Well, that isn't the half of the mess that is my house right now. But I'm okay with that. Because sometimes, you just have to let things go and focus on the things that are more important.  I'm taking care of my kids the best I can.

Why am I telling you all these details?

So that you will be extra cautious around baby gates.  And hopefully avoid what I have been through.

Wear shoes in the house.

Watch your feet while holding your little ones.

Because baby gates may be hazardous to your feet.










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Michelle said...

It sounds like you're well on your way to recovery. I hope it's not too much longer before you're back to 100%. Wish I lived closer, because I'd come and help you out. :). Take care!

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