Back in my old life. I loved my shoes. I was somewhat reknown for always wearing heels to work and even ignoring OSHA and wearing my strappy sandles while walking around the unit at work. Anyways, practicallity has never been my goal with shoes- cuteness was far more important. When I was maid of honor at my best friends wedding I actually lost the feeling in all of my toes due to standing, etc. for hours in my 3 inch silver strappy shoes that I loved. So, you get my point.
Well, now things have changed. I have finally been given the green light to put lefty back in regular shoes as long as they meet certain requirements, ie. not touching my skin graft (which rules out much of anything with a back), and allows me to keep my ankle wrapped to support lefty (which will only get weaker with radiation). So, with these serious limiting factors I talked my mom into going shoe shopping with me. I spent over an hour trying on close to a dozen pairs of shoes to find two pairs that sort of meet the bills. Now these shoes are not as cute as my former standards; however, I'm not sure if I have ever been more excited by a shoe purchase in my life. Really it is more about what getting to wear shoes again represents, one step closer to normalacy.
P.S. For those of you who logged in to find out how my radiation appointment went the other day- IT WAS A DEBAUCLE, and I can't yet come up with a way to write about it. So, you'll have to stay tuned..