Sunday, December 30, 2012


I was not around very much here lately. No telling of hikes into nature and excursions to ancient places. The reason for it is that I am not as mobile as I would like to be. For some time now I have arthritis in my left ankle. There is no cushioning cartilage anymore in my joint, and  walking with bone grinding on bone has gotten so painful that it became necessary to be taken care of. 

So tomorrow morning, the first day of the new year, I will check into hospital for surgery of total ankle replacement (ankle arthroplasty). An artificial joint will be inserted between my tibia and my talus bone and then - voila - I will have the ability to walk pain free restored! Well, after four or five months or so... :-)

I have to admit, I am quite anxious, not so much about the surgery itself, but about the long healing period after it. I was told, I may not put weight on my foot for at least six weeks. So a walker and crutches are already at home and during the last week I practiced a bit of getting along with them.
I hope everything turns out good and successful! So my dear blogger friends, please wish me luck! :-)

A good new year to all of you! Foremost health, everything else will fall in place!


Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Oh, Dear Yael, we will miss you!!! You will come back and tell us more about your beautiful home and family, and I want to see more of your creations, and hear that you are doing well! XOXOXO Dawn

Annuk said...

Oh dear Yael, here is a HUGE HUG to you!!!!!! As Dawn said, we are going to miss you, your wonderful stories about magical places, your beautiful family and those amazing flowers that so rejoyce our hearts!
Thank you for this great year of heartwarming posts and beautiful people, places and creations!
Your loving family will be a great help to you, both physically and emotionally, I KNOW that :)
Lots of love to you!!!!

rachel awes said...

oh dearheart!
much love to you n your ankle as you near your surgery! xoxox!!!!!

Smultron said...

Liebe Yael,

alles Gute für Deine Operation und natürlich auch für das Neue Jahr, damit Du Dich am Ende des Jahres 2013 über Das Mehr an Bewegungsfreiheit freuen kannst.
Ich denke an Dich

von Herzen

Smilla said...

Oh liebe Yael
sowas braucht frau nun wirklich nicht!! Aber ich denke dass deine positive und frôhliche Art dir helfen wird die Zeit der Heilung zu überwinden... aber zuerst einmal alles Gute und viel Glück fûr die Operation!!
Werde dir die Daumen drücken!!
Alles Liebe, Gute und Schöne für dich und deine Lieben
♥-lichst brigitte

Bob Bushell said...

Oh Yael, I'm sorry for you. Having something that hurts badly is truly excruciating. So, get better very very soon. We will miss you. But, have a wonderful new year 2013.

Eva said...

Liebe Yael, wir denken an Dich und senden liebevolle und heilende Energie zu Dir.

Ivana Džidić said...

good luck with everything! all the best in 2013!

Hilde said...

Good luck with your surgery, Yael! You will be missed, and we will be here thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way. Hope your leg heals quickly and nicely!
A big hug to you and all good wishes for the new year :)

Lisa said...

Oh my .. when I first saw the diagram of the foot my first thought was OOO No!! Poor dear... I am happy you will be getting a new ankle... painful at first but each day after will get better and better & then you will be dancing a up dancing jig!

Big Hugs .. my thoughts will be with you tomorrow. Xx

Misfits Vintage said...

How exciting - in a few weeks you will be even better than before - back to hiking and photographing and sharing your beautiful adventures with us. Big hugs to you, dear Yael, happy new year and speedy recovery.

Sarah xxx

zaunwinde said...

Sei zuversichtlich, es wird schon alles gut, liebe Yael.

Nach meiner Fuß-OP vor ca. 10 Jahren kann ich heute schneller, länger und besser laufen als in jüngeren Jahren.
Ich war 3 Wochen in der Klinik, danach noch ein paar Wochen mit Spezialschuh und Krücken, bis ich wieder richtig laufen konnte.
Alles erdenklich Gute und viel Glück für die Operation und für das neue Jahr.
Herzlichst Zaunwinde

TarracoStyle said...

feliz año y que vaya muy bien tu operación.
muchos besos

Clare said...

Dear Yael, sorry to hear about your ankle - I hope that the operation is a success and everything goes well for you. Sending you healing energy and love for 2013. xox

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