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Friday, August 8, 2008

The Unveiling

Yippee! I went to the Podiatrist yesterday and I am now boot-free. Of course I have to be careful with the foot, not to re-injure it, and I need to work on restoring the flexibility I lost while it was basically immobile for the past four weeks but I am so happy to finally be able to wear shoes on both feet.

There's no way I can describe the look on his face or the heavy sigh when I asked Doc if I could take a tap dance class. But after a few moments of composing himself, he did say I could try it and see what happens. He made me promise that, if I felt the slightest pain or discomfort, I would stop immediately.

So off I went last night to my tap dance class. I made sure I had lots of padding in my new tap shoes but the bottom of both feet did bother me during class so I was good and sat out some of the more ballistic dance steps. I had a great time and I'm hoping that, over time, my feet will be more cooperative and let me make it through the whole routine. Shuffle, shuffle, stomp!

8 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on getting that boot off but your doctor is right, do be careful with that tap class. I remember when I took classes that my feet did hurt quite frequently and I had a horrible time until my shoes got my comfortable. Maybe wearing them around the house a bit will help to break them in a little?

Midlife Mom said...

Great news getting rid of the boot! Must seem nice not to be lugging that thing around. Tap classes eh? Sounds like fun but be careful, you don't want to reinjure yourself. I would do more shuffling then tapping as I am not the most graceful thing on the earth! lol!

Renee said...

YAY! I'm so glad you got your boot off and can now take your tap lessons. I can just see you smiling. I'm smiling for you!

texasholly said...

YEAH!

Ralph said...

Just do your stretching exercises so no other group of muscles or bones gets injured.

Congrats are in order!

Susie said...

Congratulations on getting rid of that boot. I know firsthand how uncomfortable they can be. Have fun dancing!

rosemary said...

Well, happy feet to you. You have inspired me....I have a keyboard and 3 books on how to learn to play the thing. I'm plugging it in tomorrow and trying my hands at playing....I'd love to take a tap class. good for you.

Patti said...

Congrats (belatedly) on getting that boot off, Joan!

Hope the tappity-tap tapping works out well. ;-)