The nerve damage is improving, but I still have some weakness in my right foot (otherwise known as drop foot), so the doctor has asked Shannon to continue to do the 25 stretches, twice a day to my right leg. He said with these stretches that my foot should go back to normal; it just may take several more months.
Then, for the new problem, which is pain in my left lower back, he gave me a prescription for a back brace to wear.
He told me to wear it all day, every day, but to obviously take it off at bed time.
When Shannon asked what type of back brace, the doctor told him that it would be very similar to a corset.
I was relieved, of course, because corsets are generally....you know...sexy.
I started having images of some sexy corsets that I have seen before.......
I figured that having to wear a corset wouldn't be so bad after all.
So yesterday, I went to get fitted for my corset. Imagine my disappointment when they measured me and proceeded to hand me this......
Not exactly something that you see at Victoria's Secret, is it?
Well, at least it doesn't show up too badly underneath my clothes.
And, on a positive note, I liked the idea of something helping me to "keep my stomach sucked in." ;)
But seriously, it's not very sexy.
As I was driving home from picking this
You know, like this.....
As I arrived home and was getting out of the car, I was starting to feel very hopeful about the whole corset situation. I figured that it would help me by holding my stomach in, not to mention protecting my back, and with any luck, I could convince Shannon that I looked great in it.
Right as I was entering the house feeling confident that I could pull this new look off without any problems, I looked down at my feet.
And that's when I noticed this.....
I could not believe that I drove all the way into town and walked around out in public wearing one black shoe and one brown shoe.
I spent all that time thinking about what I would look like in a corset, and what I should have been thinking about was making sure that both of my shoes matched.
Like I've told you all before (click here), I never quite achieve the look that I'm going for.
"No woman wants to see herself too clearly." ~Mignon McLaughlin