This Little Piggy Went WOOHOOO WHOOP WHOOOP WHEEEE!!!
I had quite the moment yesterday.
I’m sure you’ll remember - but please feel free to click here for a refresher on the details of my story - the original injury kickstarting this whole CRPS/RSD hoopla involved me, but mainly my tiny left foot being crushed under the wreckage of a flipped Yamaha Rhino. As you know (but again - details in the link above), in order to avoid what was originally thought to be a case of amputation, the paramedic removed the muscles from the top of my foot, freeing me from the damage - crushed/mangled bits and all.
My accident happened on the 28th of March, 2010 meaning that it had been almost exactly 2 years since moving my toe. I say toe and not toes because in this case, it is specifically the middle one that gives me the most trouble and was most badly damaged.
Having spent hours upon hours at physical therapy trying to relearn how to use it with what little is left in there, it’s been at (many, many) times beyond frustrating. I’ve wiggled it and wiggled it, only to have it feel like a hardened log. Attempted to scrunch towels to no avail. And, don’t even get me started on trying to tip-toe.
But, yesterday… I was mindlessly wiggling yet again when all of a sudden…
CLICK! Wiggle! CLICK!
My toe moved. It unlocked. It took a breathe. My entire foot shifted and made some space for itself. For the first time in 2 years, my foot felt open. It felt free.
It’s quite the feeling :)
I don’t know whether it was timing. Or persistence. Or simply what was meant to be. But I do know that it was worth the wait and it was most definitely worth not giving up on.
Anyway, hope you enjoy my ‘moment’ as much as I did!
Lots of love, Danielle xx
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