So I may not be able to step off a skateboard or walk across ice without breaking my foot, but during these two experiences, here's what I found out I CAN do:
* Pedal a bicycle with one foot, and still text.
* Reach my toes without bending my knee or flexing my ankle.
* Pull myself out of the trash bin in the women's bathroom at Buckets when someone opened the door from the inside as I was pushing it open (doesn't sound difficult, but with only one usable leg, crutches flying everywhere, and giggling hysterically, IT IS).
* Sit at my desk at work 11 hrs a day with my leg resting on my desk, foot beside my keyboard, other leg properly resting on the floor.
* Push four laundry baskets full of folded laundry up 2 flights of stairs a week after surgery.
* Hop a child safety gate repeatedly throughout the day without taking it down, and do a better job of catapulting over it then most are capable of without crutches.
* Roll my chair at work like a go-kart to pretty much any area of the building that I need to get to.
* Walk a mile and half to the bar, get drunk, and walk a mile and half home. That's dedication. Mixed with several doses of stupidity and a heafty challenge to fate.
PS: I took these pictures just now. I turned the first into a charcoal sketch and the second I used a black and white feature but lightened it. Pretty snazzy eh? I gots some talent ;-)
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