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09-21-2012, 02:04 PM
Wow, it's been too long!!! LOL, did anyone know I was gone???

It's Jenn! I am 4 weeks out from surgery now (I apparently tore my entire toe ligament, they lifted the joint in my toe so I no longer walk on it AND they had to cut 1mm of my bone so now my toe is shorter!), semi-mobile and ready to hop back on the beach. I've followed it about 75% of the way over the last month so there is no super hard reason to NOT come back! I can't exercise yet but that will come with time.

Life's been rough between the surgery and I was told this week that I am going to go from a full time employee at work to a contractor (meaning I lose $$$, benefits and go from 5 days a week to 3). I am devastated and there is a lot of politics surrounding it. However, I was told that if I can hang in there until Jan., I could come back full time. But I don't think I can afford that.

As you can see, I've got a lot going on but will be hopping back to SBD full time. I've got another week before I am off short term disability (or more, depending on my doctor's visit next Thursday) so you are stuck with me.

If you are into the gore of surgery, here is a link ( to my foot picture. I think it's a lot better incision wise, but it's so swollen and it hurts a lot of the time. If you are foot or gore phobic, don't click it!

Excited to be back with you all! Yay fall recipes!

09-21-2012, 04:06 PM
Hey Jenn welcome back, yes you were missed. Thanks for the foot warning lol, but like a bad car accident I will take a peek lol. Glad you are healing and so sorry to hear about your job. Great job staying dedicated while you are recovering. Exercise may be easier once your foot is healed.

09-21-2012, 10:03 PM
Sorry you've been dealing w/ so much, Jenn, but it's good to see you back. ;)

09-22-2012, 12:32 AM
Oh my! I <3 gore! I'm so sorry about your job predicament and the whole surgery thing. =( I hope your recovery is quick!

09-22-2012, 05:37 PM
Hey, you! Love the avatar pic. Sorry to hear that things have been so rough for you. Hugs.

09-22-2012, 09:17 PM
Thanks all :) Missed it here!!!

Hope you are all well. Foot is on the mend and I am back in the swing of things!

09-23-2012, 04:09 AM
Hi Jenn! Great to see you and yes, you are always missed! You didn't mention how you tore a ligament in your toe....ouch!

09-23-2012, 11:22 AM
That's because I don't know Debbie! LOL

the original surgery was supposed to be for hammer toe (without the toe itself being bent) but he got in and told DW "no wonder she was in pain!" No clue how I did it. Just that I've been in pain since last NOVEMBER!

09-23-2012, 01:16 PM
OK I got brave and peeked at your tootsies :) No where near as scary as I thought the pics would be. Your foot still looks swollen to me. Hoaware you feeling???

09-23-2012, 02:35 PM
it hurts but am about 75% of the normal me. Still swollen. Will add another picture later today. I can't bear to really look at it! I can't wait to be able to bear some weight but I just don't want it to hurt! Thanks for asking!

09-25-2012, 09:47 AM
Yikes! Heal well. Sucks about the job thing, but keep your head up!

09-25-2012, 11:19 AM
Thanks! I am trying...trying hard!

09-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Hi Jenn sorry to hear about your toe and your job status. Glad you are back :hug:

Fat Melanie
09-27-2012, 08:34 PM
Sorry to hear of your troubles! Hope things get better for you. :) :carrot:

09-28-2012, 01:43 PM
thanks all. I got an extension of disability so I at least have some funds coming in.

Appreciate all your good vibes!