Friday, September 4, 2009

Driving, Swimming & Swelling

This morning my ankle felt a bit more flexible and the kids asked about going swimming. I didn't think I could walk to the park (though before the accident I could easily walk there in 10 min or less) and wasn't so sure I could drive.

Called my dr. to make sure I could go swimming - I hadn't thought to ask yesterday because I thought I was far from doing anything like that yet - and he said "yes - but be careful"...

So then I tried my hand at driving - more accurately tried my FOOT at driving and it was possible. My main concern was switching quickly between the gas and break if need be - but it worked out fine - at least just driving around town. If I was at a long light - I'd just move my left foot onto the break pedal.

The kids and I ate lunch at the park and then went swimming. It felt good to finally be able to take the kids somewhere during these beautiful summer days we've been having for the past month.

As a result of all the above, my ankle has been quite swollen - but mostly pain-free. I've iced and elevated it a couple of times and will continue on.


CanadianGrandma said...

Glad you had a good time with the kids...if it still swells, be cautious...