War Wounds

Phew. That went by so fast. All of the hype leading up to the big day and it’s said and done. This morning dad and I went to clinic to see Tony for a wound check and dressing change. Taking the cast off to let my leg breathe for those few seconds was wonderful. Just to have skin to skin contact on my right leg was AMAZING. After our visit with Tony, we were free to go. At first it seemed like I needed a ticket from the doc to go. That was it? I’m done. Since it was still pretty early, around 10:30 in the morning, we decided to hit the road.

Sweet battle wounds, soldier 🙂

The downfall was not getting to see any of the other patients who were also in town. Rachel and her son Jacob were living in WPB at the same time dad and I were there. Jacob has a limb length discrepancy and we were physical therapy buddies during our stays in Florida. Today was Jacob’s lucky day for his fixator removal. His mom Rachel is a sweetheart and would always hold my hand when I was borderline tears in PT. We have kept in touch over the past few months via phone and email. I was looking forward to seeing them today but time didn’t permit. Hopefully sometime in the near future. JoJo and his dad Jesse were also arriving in West Palm today for an appointment but they didn’t get in until 2:30. His parents and I have been in touch constantly and he is doing very well. Last week he even took a few steps with his fixator on one leg and brace on the other. How exciting 🙂

The good news is that I have a huge reunion to look forward to in December for the marathon. Not only will it be my final hoorah, but I get to see all of the patients that I got to know so well while living in Florida.

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As for now, dad and I are in the hotel in Charleston. My emotions are all over the place, I’m not too sure what to do with myself at this point. Just trying to get used to the lack of metal on my leg and a whole new set of war wounds. Wohoo!


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