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Healing from a Foot Injury

I'm happy to report that my foot is almost healthy again. A couple of months ago my hairdresser (of 12 years now) told me about a new Bible she was reading called She Reads Truth, a Christian Standard Bible study, that she is really enjoying, because it helps her understand the Bible more easily. I bought a copy (hard cover) for myself, because it never hurts to have another version of the Bible to study and compare. Right? Anyway, because my bookshelf is full, I have had to resort to putting some of my newer books on top of other books. So, this one goes on top of the other 4 Bibles I have on that particular shelf. 

After a morning of studying just over a month ago, I set that Bible on the bottom of the stack of 3 other Bibles I was studying from that same morning. As I picked up the other 3, I accidentally knocked the new CSB version off the China hutch and it fell right onto my foot. The 2 edges (where the book opens) didn't open (what are the chances?), so both edges landed right on the top of my foot, the same foot I had also injured in 2020 - I pulled several ligaments when my foot got caught between the lawn mower and the trash can. The injuries were caused for different reasons, but the outcome looked almost identical. 

I did rest it for a couple of hours on day 2 or 3 after the injury occurred. I mostly stayed home and walked around in my sock feet the first couple of weeks, because wearing my walking shoes hurt. I would put an ice pack on the injury at night after my work was done for the day, before bedtime. I also skipped a week of full housework. I just vacuumed, did laundry, made the meals, washed the dishes, and cleaned the bathrooms that week. 

While I was looking for Christmas wrapping paper in our walk-in closet, though, I found a pair of shoes I got during the summer that are very loose, no shoe strings to tie, just slip on and go. So, I wore those the next couple of weeks when I had to be out and about to do my grocery shopping and finish our Christmas shopping.

Now, after as much pampering as I could allow time for, the swelling is almost gone, and the bruising has almost faded. For your entertainment, I have provided pictures of my foot showing the injury getting worse then through its progress of healing. 

With that said, I would like to say that, I too, recommend reading this Bible, She Reads Truth. Just don't drop it on your foot. 😜

Take care and God bless,

Patricia

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Healing from a foot injury
4 weeks after injury 12/13/23




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