Sometimes life throws you a curveball and you have two choices. You can either lie down and surrender or you can take aim and attempt to hit it. This is what happened to me. Let me catch you up.
Three weeks ago, I underwent surgery to remove a neuroma on the ball of my foot. A neuroma is excess growth of tissue around the nerve at the bottom of your foot. I recovered quickly and required no painkillers. By day three of post-op, I was in this boot and according to the doctor’s plan, the expectation was that I would graduate to a sneaker by week three. About ten days post-op, I developed a whopping infection at the incision site that I have been battling for two weeks now. We believe that I am on the other side of it, but it was a huge blow to me since I thought that I would sail through my recovery and be back to my old self within three weeks. Such was not the case.
Now let’s put all of this into perspective. I do not have a life-threatening illness, nor do I feel unwell. What happened to me is just one of those “it only happens to one or two percent of people who undergo surgery,” kind of thing. Of course, being a nurse, I am cognizant of the facts, but being the patient is an entirely different story. Nonetheless, I decided to carry on with my life, get up and out. Although, truth be told, I was relegated to staying put with my leg elevated rather than galavanting around town in an orthopedic boot. Yet, when I did get up and go galavanting, I tried to maintain my sense of style; and paramount to that was maintaining my sense of humor.
So here is the four-one-one on this outfit. When I choose an outfit these days, I try to stick with short skirts or dresses that don’t interfere with the top of the boot, or skinny jeans that can easily tuck into the boot. I have been longing to wear this fabulous skirt by Theory, and yesterday there was enough of a chill in the LA air to do just that. I found this cool top this past summer while at Bloomingdales in NYC. I have never heard of the British line, Edeline Lee, but I am glad that Bloomingdales carries it because it is comfortable, chic and well priced.
I have had this Gucci handbag for many years and so now it is considered “vintage.” The height of the boot with all its padding is about one and a half inches, making it easier and more balanced to wear a one and a half inch heel, rather than a flat.
I hope that this never happens to you, but if it does, know that you never have to give up your style as long as you maintain a positive attitude because shit happens and you need to ride it out with a sense of humor!