Foot Freedom Day!!!

Yea!! Went to the doctor today and had the cast cut off and some X-Rays. They showed that about half to two thirds of the break has new bone growth as expected and the remaining third or so still has not fully healed. Nonetheless; the docs told Neil that at this point he’s better off in a walking boot since the exercise on the foot and associated pressure actually will make it heal faster. Here’s a picture of his new footwear…which he can walk on and can take off for scratching, showers and sleeping. It’s pretty ugly…but at least it comes off and can support weight so he doesn’t have to crutch around any more. The worst part about crutches is you lose your hands and hence the ability to carry anything. Connie’s really happy he can carry his own soda or beer now. 


He has another appointment on Sep 12 and we’re looking at probably leaving here and heading east/south towards Junction City on Sep 18 at the outside. Of course…that depends on the outcome of Connie’s Ob/Gyn appointment next week. She has a minor issue that hopefully will get all taken care of before the middle of September.

After the doctor’s visit we popped by the commissary and filled up on groceries then came home. Dinner was some Crab Ravioli with crab and garlic sauce. It was pretty yummy. Tomorrow we’ll walk up and pay for another month here at Raniervew RV Park site 13.

I think we’re going to head off early Monday morning and take an overnight trip down to Portland, OR to see the Columbia River Gorge. Neil still won’t be able to hike much but can walk a half mile or so at overlooks to see the waterfalls on the river down there.


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6 Responses to Foot Freedom Day!!!

  1. Mj Trainor says:

    YAY and Roll Tide!!! Just for the beautiful boot!! BabySis

    • Neil Laubenthal says:

      Yeah; taking a shower today was much easierand I’m sitting here in the recliner with the boot off so it can air out, the skin got really groady in the past 6 weeks in the cast. I just pop the boot on when I need to move.

  2. ronlaubenthal says:

    hey yall – glad the foot is doin’ better, hope connie is ok as well… those short walks should help get yer leg back in shape, wonderin’ if a walking stick might help ?

  3. Mj Trainor says:

    Try to match the boot sole height with the sneaker/shoe of your choice on the right foot; closest sole match to keep your gait level or it will hit your lower back like a hammer! ❤ BabySis

    • Neil Laubenthal says:

      I noticed that, it’s a lot easier to walk with a sneaker on the other foot instead of barefoot like I do inside.

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