Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Hot Pink Cast

Kellie currently sports a lovely hot pink cast. That is the only way the doctor could trust her to let her foot heal. Of course, it doesn't keep her down. The day after surgery she was so sick of lying around on the sofa that she sat herself at the piano and began to play. She only lasted through two songs in this position, but she tried.
What is it that produced such a colorful appendage? Way back in February she basically overtrained for a marathon and broke a small part off the bottom of one her metatarsals and didn't know it. She did know that she was in pain and couldn't walk. Evidently, the tiny bone healed incorrectly and was stabbing other ligaments/tendons. She also sustained a crack in her plantar plate and part of that was where it shouldn't have been either. All this was discovered during surgery. Needless to say, her foot definitely showed all the signs of an impact injury--too much too soon.

Yesterday she got the OK to put weight on her foot so she's taken advantage of being vertical again. Last night she mostly stood as she coached the soccer game, and today she is feeling the effects of that decision.
Kellie loves coaching soccer. She has been an assistant coach for Celtic Storm's U13 Premier team since she transferred from the U of U to BYU last year. In my "unbiased" opinion, she is a great coach and works so well with the girls. She is patient, kind, and encouraging, yet tough, smart, and appropriately demanding. She "gets" soccer and understands the mentality of a young player.
May will be a month of healing for Kellie. But, oh, to be so restricted! She insists that a marathon will be run, and despite her mother's frets, I am sure it will.

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Love the pictures. Kellie, you have an incredible looking leg!

Dixie Mom said...

You just can't keep a good girl down!! She will be up and going before you know it!

Ginger said...

Ouch! Poor girl! I bet she is a great coach. I can tell by the look on her face in that last photo. What an amazing girl you have there!

PS - I love your piano! Beautiful! Kaeli would love it if we had one like that! :)

Kazzy said...

It is so hard to be kept down! Cute cast though!

2busy said...

She will be learning a lesson in patience and learning to let others serve her. I broke my leg once with three small children. It was really hard to stay down.

Sue said...

Glad she has at least identified the problem and is now on the road to recovery.

She looks like a wonderful coach. The pics tell a story!

=)

Marianne said...

Some lessons are best learned the hard way (and when you're still young enough to really recover from them!!)

Good luck, Kellie!!

XOXOX

Chell said...

Hope she has a speedy recovery! :)

Mom to Many said...

I hope she heals quickly and is able to stay safe. :o)

Annmarie Pipa said...

I know how much this stinks!!!! My daughters was purple.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
p.s. it TOTATLY healed. she played field hockey all through college.

Garden of Egan said...

Hope she behaves!
Hot looking cast though.

She looks like a wonderful young lady.

JennyLynn said...

That is no fun (the cast) but at least she got to have an awesome color pick and wear.

Amy said...

Bless her heart, its hard to stop!! She sounds like the grown up version of my daughter. Everyone keeps saying she'll mellow out as she gets older. Notsomuch. I hope she's healed quickly and back to herself in no time. :)