This past week has been full of ups and downs.
I am THRILLED to write that things are looking way up for me and my cuboid.
Thanks to family friends of ours the Isons I was able to meet with their friend Dr. Lau – an orthopedic surgeon yesterday at Toronto Western. He was awesome.
At first he was worried that my foot might have completely shifted over or that something else was broken other than the cuboid because it normally doesn't break on it's own. I also have huge pain sensitivity, especially on the bottom of my foot which is why it is almost impossible for me to put any weight on it. Even just lightly brushing the bottom is absolutely unbearable at the moment.
After another set CT scans and X-rays we learned that luckily the cuboid is the only bone that is fractured!! YES! And as for the sprain they can only see one complete tear of the ligament. YES!! So I will not need surgery. YES!!!
I will be on crutches for the next three weeks and then I will be able to start to weight bearing and hopefully I'll be walking in five. The extent of the nerve damage will be determined by another doctor soon. All in all, much better from the eight weeks to weight bearing that I thought at the beginning of the week.
The not so great news is that we have decided to postpone our honeymoon. Matt and I agree that even if I can put a little weight on my foot it just isn't worth it to hobble around Thailand and not explore it to the fullest potential. We will one day and that will be great when it happens. Right now we are considering a cruise or maybe just a week or two up at the cottage. It was hard but we know it was the best decision we could have made and luckily I have a travel visa so it looks like our insurance will be covered.
I feel incredibly fortunate to have the ultimate dream team around me. Matt has been my nurse in shining armour. The Bod Squad has been SO supportive and the crutches make great poking tools to make sure nobody gets out of line! I know this injury will only make me stronger in the long run (pun intended). Thank you EVERYONE for your support over the last few days. It has meant the world to me. Be grateful for your cuboids today – they are two hard working little bones. Thanks so much for checking in!