You Have to Take the Good With the Bad

Yesterday I went to the podiatrist, and she said the x-rays looked great!  My broken foot has finally healed.  So I don’t have to wear the boot or the surgical shoe anymore.  No more scooting up and down stairs on my butt.  No more sleeping on top of the covers with a pillowcase over my booted foot.  No more hop, hop, hopping with my walker.  No more sitting in a wheelchair, watching everyone else having a great time.  No more sitting down to take a shower.  No more electric carts at the grocery store or Target, bumping into things.  No more feeling like a prisoner, trapped inside my  house all summer.  No more George cooking dinner.  No more George scrubbing the pots and pans.  No more George washing the laundry.  No more George…well, as I said.  You have to take the good with the bad.

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About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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35 Responses to You Have to Take the Good With the Bad

  1. Ah, the pros and cons of good health! 🙂

  2. Robin says:

    lol! Congrats on your freedom! 🙂

  3. dorannrule says:

    Hooooiorah!!!! I am so glad you are free again even if it does mean facing laundry, cooking and dishes! Yuk. I completely relate to your urge for a relapse! But this is a wonderful, happy, cause for celebration, so hit the champagne. 🙂

  4. WOOHOO!! That’s fabulous news, Susan, you must be so happy (oh except for the laundry part… maybe that’s a good reason to wear the boot once in a while, just to make sure, of course).

  5. judithhb says:

    Hi Susan. I can really empathise with you. I kniw how liberated I felt once they removed my big red Santa boot. Welcome back to the land of the vertically mobile. 🙂

  6. sliceofshanghai says:

    So thrilled you are better!

  7. Lenore Diane says:

    Too funny. I am thrilled to hear you have your mobility back, while also feeling oddly sad that you have your mobility back. (smile) Any chance George is addicted to his ‘former’ role? 🙂

  8. How sweet to be mobile again. So glad that is behind you and George. I like good news.

  9. pattisj says:

    I hope you get a wonderful night’s sleep! Does George have dishpan hands yet? 🙂 So glad he took such good care of you.

    • Coming East says:

      It was so nice not having to wear the boot to bed, Patti. Only problem right now is that my ankle is stiff from wearing the boot for three months, but that will go away in time. George’s dishpan hands are healing nicely.

  10. Wow… Seemed like a long time to me so I can only imagine how long it has seemed to you!
    As you say…. the good and the bad…… now for the ugly?

  11. Amy says:

    YES, no more!!

  12. Yay!! So glad to hear you are healed. Love this post for so many reasons. Thanks for sharing your great news.

  13. Dianna says:

    Congrats on being all healed! That means you, Patti and I will be able to get together soon!

  14. Hip Hip Hoorah!! Bravo!! Thank Goodness!! It’s about time!!

  15. Dam it! Why does there always have to be a price? Glad you are better, now get going those pots need scrubbing.

  16. gaycarboys says:

    Maybe George is even more appreciative of his lovely missus so it’s a win/win. Mothers never feel time off is a good thing. They want to think it is, but they never really do. Now you are mobile you get yourself off the the beauty shop for a facial and massage. You’ll feel 10,000% better. I’m glad to hear you’re doing well.

  17. Al says:

    This is not only great news, it’s hilarious! Welcome back to the land of the horizontally mobile.

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