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. Best wishes, hope she feels better soon!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. katyasozaeva – Athens, GA 30605 – Love animals, interested in a lot of things, obsessive bibliophile; check out my blog Now is Gone at

    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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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**

  10. crotchetyoldfan – The Crotchety Old Fan is Steve Davidson, also know as Rimworlder on many SF forums. Steve maintains the Rim Worlds Concordance project which is devoted to the works of A. Bertram Chandler and his most enduring character - Commodore John Grimes of the Rim Worlds Naval Reserve. Grimes is science fiction’s original ‘Horatio Hornblower of Space’. More information about Chandler, Grimes and the Rim Worlds can be found at Steve also maintains a visual index of volume 1, number 1 pulp science fiction magazines on the same website and is a devoted collector of the same. ‘I’m an ‘old’ SF fan, which you can take whichever way you like, as I love the old masters (Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov, E.F. Russell, Piper, Cordwainer Smith) and I’m well beyond the age you’re not supposed to trust anymore’. This blog is devoted to an investigation of the growing divide between ‘old’ - or ‘classic’ science fiction and the moderan literary genre that is currently sold under the same name. Steve has also begun writing reviews for, expects to be doing the same for, and is contributing various non-fiction pieces to various other websites, all of them concerned with science fiction of one stripe or another. Early in 2008 he became completely disappointed with the SciFi Channel and created The Classic Science Fiction Channel website that gathers links to public domain radio, television, film and literary properties. Steve had a successful non-fiction writing career - writing articles and books dealing primarily with the paintball industry (Four books and several hundred articles including editorializing, product reviews, sports reporting, educational and more) - which he has since given up in favor of blogging and fiction. (Leaving the paintball industry after 25 years.) One final book on this subjected is scheduled to be released in early 2009 (A Parent's Guide To Paintball). Current work on fiction includes several completed novellettes/novellas curently in submission hell and various chapters of three novels. Freely distributed current work - including several chapters of a science fiction/paintball novel and a pulp/comic book/fairy tale mashup can be found on his website.

    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.

  11. 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.

  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. traemurnane – I write things. Now I want to share them. Hope you like them. Tea's my drug of choice, dogs are my spirit animals. I collect pretty rocks, hike and garden. Books are my kryptonite.

    Hope she feels better soon.

  14. 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.

  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. D. Paul Angel – I am in my 40’s (the new "20" they say!), am originally from California, and now live in Portland, OR, but would eventually like to "retire" to Hawaii. I am, most definitely, a “Nerd’s Nerd.” I can recite huge tracts of Monty Python, can force Star Wars quotes into nearly any conversation, find serenity amongst fireflies, enjoy hitchhiking to the beach with my towel in hand (remember the Hawaii bit), have found precious little to dislike about Tolkien, and find any argument favoring Picard over Kirk to be both fascinating and most illogical. My foundation in Science Fiction began with Asimov, but Heinlein’s wit brought it to the front of my conscious. Although I am still recovering from the amount of time spent wheeling through Jordan and Sanderson’s epic, I have found long series, such as Scalzi’s, no longer make me feel like an old man (The new 20, right!?). I've always had a love of comics, particularly the far side of Bloom County where Calvin lived, often casting pearls before swine whilst doing the foxtrot over the hedge. Even though I already have 2 puppy-dogs I love, Zack and Satia, I can’t help but think how awesome having a magical creature would be; even if I do worry that caring for it would leave me feeling hagrid. I am more comfortable tweeting than facebooking, and I'm not athletic enough to be a tumblr. I'm also an airplane nerd and a licensed, albeit non-current, pilot. I've travelled enough to know I want to travel more, I've read, cover to cover, The Bible, Koran, Book of Mormon, Science and Health, and a smattering of Eastern philosophies, and I was one of the early board members of Cerimon House. I can bake bread from scratch, grill, and cook; and I've failed, miserably, in learning at least 4 different programming languages. I write, commit photography, and am learning the ins and out of drawing and illustration. I have long straddled that shady realm between the wholly physical and utterly imaginative, and I'm working towards taking up residence in the latter. I'm an expert in all forms of philosophocating, but find it is best done with open eyes, compassion, and humor; preferably with pleasant company, snacks, and an ample supply of delicious beverages. I have also been known to make the occasional pun.
    D. Paul Angel

    I had one of those once when I didn’t pay my loitering tickets…

    In all seriousness, feel better soon Krissy!

  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. Donna Leonard – Southern California – I like to write, read, knit, crochet, watch movies, watch way too much television, listen to music and play Drawsomething 2 somewhat obsessively, not necessarily in that order. You can find my irregular blog at: 3 kids: Twenty-three-year-old boy/girl twins, and a thirteen-year-old girl. 3 cats: fourteen-year-old female, three-year-old female, and a two-year-old male
    Donna Leonard

    Awww, she’s so cute! ;-) Best wishes and fast healing, Krissy! Can we get a report card on how you did as her manservant? ;-)

  21. Strongly suggested for watching while laid up with foot surgery: Fawlty Towers’ “The Germans” episode.

  22. 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.

  23. jbwhelan – Perspex Island – J. B. Whelan is the last scion of a clan of itinerant rug-beaters, who squandered their vast fortune on soda pop and Missile Command.

    Feel better soon Krissy!

  24. 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.

  25. Here’s to a speedy recovery and being draped in dog and cats while her husband and daughter do the queen’s bidding.

  26. To Krissy: Relax, rest and heal. Take it easy, take advantage. Opportunity is knocking and needs a place to stay. Offer it your humble abode.

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