Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sincerely 'Fro'Me to You-- Cast and Crutches







In this week's edition of Kristen's fun carnival I decided to do a semi-continuation on photos from two weeks ago. Otherwise known as the infamous corrective shoe photos.

However, the following photos reveal a fate worse than corrective shoes: Foot surgery! No matter how much I wore those fabulous shoes, it would not change the fact that I had to have foot surgery. It was inevitable. For reasons unknown to me, my left foot was not growing properly. Now there is some speculation as to my twin sister "lying on it in the womb" which resulted in some sort of stunted growth, but I'm not buying that story. Sorry, Mom.

So when I was about 8 years old, I had my first foot surgery. I don't remember what month my surgery took place, but I do remember having to take some summer school classes. Nothing better than crutches during a HOT South Alabama summer. Can you say torture? Once the armpit callouses formed, I was pretty much good to go. As the photos reveal, the cast did not slow down my summer fun! Check out those tennis shoes would you.






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13 comments:

LifeatTheCircus said...

Oh, you poor thing! Look at you sitting by the pool, I am sure trying to get wet without getting the cast wet. I had a summer cast once and I know it is HOT. Thanks for sharing!

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, that is so sad! I've never heard of that before. I'm a twin too and I love to blame my wombmate for things!

Great photos! Do you foot problems now? Or your kids? You must just be the lucky one.

Thanks for joining in.

Valarie said...

Ok so how many times did you get your cast wet???? Did you scratch your leg with a pencil??? I know very random questions, but I need to know these things.

By the way, look at you getting on Mr. Linky at number 3. :)

I left you a tip on my blog on the post previous to my Fro me to You.

Happy Mommy said...

That makes me so sad for you! All summer in that cast... My husband had to have his Achilles tendon operated on, after years of casts each and every summer to stretch them, which never worked. So I know he would really feel your pain.

jamie in rose cottage said...

Gosh, I feel so bad for 8-year-old you!

HRH said...

Bless your heart. That is alotta look for an 8 year old.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

Armpit callous... HILARIOUS!

I'm afraid with Jos foot turning in the way it does we may be experiencing the same thing.

Muthering Heights said...

It still looks like you got to experience some summer fun though. :) You were so cute!

Karen said...

I love the lounging-by-the-pool shot! Ha ha!

Heather said...

Poor little Tammy! That was awful I know!! btw, did you know our friend is now teaching 2 days a week at our alma mater??? What a nerd ;) (but good for the students:))

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Poor armpits! What a bummer! Great pics though. Oh & I love the GRITS thing. Very cute!

Ok, Where Was I? said...

Oh, that one by the pool is so sad! That must have been a killer for your parents too.

jennifer said...

Bless your little heart. That couldn't have been easy for an 8 year old.

They eanted to do surgery on Diva Daughter's legs to lengthen the tendons in back (toe walker).

Hubby said NO. She seems to have developed pretty well, Praise God!

Be blessed.

Jen