Girl With Surgical Boot

Please to enjoy Krissy’s latest fashion accessory: A surgical boot. She’s not merely wearing it as an affectation, however; she did in fact have foot surgery this morning. She’s fine (as you may note from her bemused expression), we’re fine, everything’s fine, and for the next few of days at least I will be waiting on her hand and foot, pun fully intended, because doctor’s orders are for her to take it easy and not move around a whole lot. If I’m scarce around here, you’ll know why.

69 Comments on “Girl With Surgical Boot”

  1. I’ve been there! I had foot surgery 4 years ago and spent 3 months not being able to put weight on my foot. I hope Krissy’s recovery is fast!

  2. This must be what I have to look forward to next summer when I get bunion surgery. Time to get a really comfy reading chair. To Krissy: hope you’re back to kickin’ butt in no time. Or was that what necessitated the surgery? Heh!!

  3. I hope she heals quickly (or heels, if you wanna be punny about it). Having a foot out of commission is a pain – I’ve broken each of mine (at different times, thank goodness) and it tends to take awhile to heal because even when you take it easy, you still have to move around sometimes. Glad you’re there to take care of her!

  4. Geez, what’s with all the foot stuff lately? Your wife has one, Wil Wheaton’s wife has one. I’m seriously rethinking my plans to become a sci-fi god among mere mortals if this is the price.

  5. Best wishes on a speedy recovery. Will you give her a small bell for the purpose of summoning rites and such?

  6. I’ve been on your side of the equation and my advice is to be sure you take time for yourself, too. Chances are your lovely wife isn’t very demanding, but this waiting-on-hand-and-foot business is *exhausting* under the best of circumstances. If you don’t make yourself get rest, once she is back in action, you’ll be clobbered with at least a cold, if not worse.

  7. John, since you’re busy waiting on her hand and foot, and Krissy can’t do anything involving moving around, I think you should let her tweet as you and post to Whatever. ESPECIALLY if she’s still on anesthesia. :)

    Get better soon, Krissy.

  8. This is what happens when you’re kicking ass and don’t slow down enough to take names.

    She should do a PSA…”I used to kick so much ass I didn’t stop to take names. Until one day I wound up in the hospital. Please: remember to stop and take names.”

    **The more you know**

  9. I wanted to share a mistake I made with you. I purchased one of those little hand bells that the upper crust used to summon their help. DO NOT buy one of those.

  10. My sympathies to Kristy. I can empathize with how she’s feeling right now. i was born pigeon-toed with club feet and had to have various casts and splnts, some all the way up to the top of my thighs, while growing up to make sure my feet grew properly. It sucks not being mobile and it can feel worse if it’s a temporary thing because you know it’ll get better but waiting to heal is such a bummer.

  11. From one surgical boot wearer to another – get well soon and enjoy the personal service in the meantime.

  12. I second Beej’s suggestion, let Krissy do the blog for a bit. Get well soon Krissy, I’m loving the Stormtrooper footwear.

  13. Been there, done that. The medical scooter (put bum leg’s knee on it, zoom around with the good leg for power and steer like a bike) was so superior to crutches that there’s no comparison.

  14. Get well son, Krissy! For a nice diversion, enjoy John’s copy of Cold Days, if you can get your hands on it.

  15. For the near future you best mind her; cause if she feels the need to kick you in the assets, it’s going to really, really hurt.

  16. Get well soon, Krissy. Hope you are up and about soon, and not in too much pain.

    Just curious as to why you needed foot surgery; was it in some way preceded by the phrase “Here, hold my beer” ?

  17. My roommate wants to know what happened to the other guy.  There was mention of a surgical butt cast…

    Krissy:  Mend speedily and well!

  18. I hope Krissy feels better soon, especially with Thanksgiving next week. And considering all the time you have devoted to us your blog readers and commentators, I’m sure she more than deserves your undivided attention. For both your sakes enjoy it, even if the circumstances aren’t the best. Speaking from experience even with the leg brace you can still have lots of fun he he he…

  19. Seconding the scooter suggestion – I can just zip around the place in mine, even on grass. See if you can rent one for a couple of weeks.

  20. Suggest to your wife — in the most inoffensive manner imaginable — that, even when one must reboot one’s computer for the SEVENTH time in THREE hours, one should never use the foot to do it. As Peter Coffee once observed, there’s no point in scuffing a perfectly good pair of shoes on a lousy computer.

  21. Tell the truth: this isn’t actually surgery, your lady wife is (literally!) dipping her toe into cosplaying a Cyberman.

  22. First of all, OUCH. What transpired to make being sliced, diced, and julienned a necessity?

    Second, having been sliced, diced, and julienned myself on two occasions (left wrist and left shoulder), I feel your pain. Perhaps not precisely the same way you’re feeling it, but I can comprehend the discomfort you’re going through right now.

    And I don’t know if your doctor has put you on any antibiotics yet, but here’s some advice for when he does: Eat plenty of yogurt — but make sure it has live cultures. Trust me on this one.

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