Tanka 33. Written today and dedicated to the hurt leg and its healing!…
Snapped tendon. The leg
disobeys direct orders.
The foot occupies
Heal this divide. Walk again.
This morning I took my husband to his first post-op appointment. The staples (18) were removed; I know this only from the result and not from having witnessed it, despite being in the room as it happened (I looked out the window). He is now allowed to put his left foot on the ground and bear a little weight on it. This change makes a lot of difference in his stability.
The brace is still locked in the straight position, but he is allowed to bend his knee when sitting. So I think I will get good at putting this brace on and off!
I drew a few people in the waiting room, but we whisked right through the place today, so I think these little vignettes were done in less than 10 minutes. The room was full of subjects – most seats were taken already at 8:15 in the morning!
Hurt Leg chapters from the past: