Italy or Bust..or in my case BUST then…

Remember this old thing?  Well calling it old wouldn’t really be true, considering it is brand new………..

Confused yet?

Let me TRY to explain…

Do you remember, back in September of last year, I had a plate and screws put in my right foot? I was in a cam boot for a long time afterwards, and have only been walking in very hard soled shoes for the last few months.  A couple of weeks ago, while I was at my oldest daughter’s house watching the grandbabies, I took off my shoes while playing with the boys in their room.    Here’s where it gets confusing…..

I’m not sure exactly what I did or how exactly I did it.  I was holding Joey, and attempted to squat down on the floor with him.  I subsequently lost my balance, and in an effort to not drop him I did something very painful to my foot.  I don’t know what I did exactly, I just knew that it hurt like hell and I couldn’t stand on it let alone walk.

A trip to the immediate care and subsequent trip to the surgeon’s office revealed that I broke the lag screw from my surgery, and another bone in my foot.

I have no words.  Seriously who does this?  I have spent the last few weeks feeling embarrassed and in shock.

I am back in a boot for the next 3-5 weeks, and then the plan is to try to ease back into hard shoes.  If the pain is too great or the bone hasn’t healed around the broken screw, I will have to have another surgery.  😦

So there is the Busted (broken part)…what do I mean about Italy?

Earlier this year, Einstein’s dad gave us several buddy passes for his employers airline.  If you aren’t familiar with buddy passes, in short you are able to fly standby on the airline for next to nothing.  (taxes)  Anywhere.

I have a good friend who was born and raised in Italy, but has lived in the states for many years.  Her family still owns a home in the city she grew up in…..AND….they are going to be there for the month of May……………hmmmmmm

I have been to Italy 2x in the past, but it has been almost 20 years, and I was there as a tourist.  I have always wanted to experience activities of daily living in Italy, but never had the time, or the money.  I have the time, and the flight cost me $50.00 roundtrip, so I booked the tickets.

I am not nearly as prepared as I would like to have been,  ( I speak very little Italian and I have a broken foot.)  but I think I would regret not seizing the opportunity.  Who knows, the afternoon siesta’s may be just what I need.

I am supposed to fly out on Monday.  Wish me luck?

17 thoughts on “Italy or Bust..or in my case BUST then…

  1. Wow, how exciting Grace! The trip to Italy, I mean, not the re-broken foot…. I’m so sorry that happened, especially as you’re getting ready to travel. I’m sure you’re going to have a wonderful time anyway. This is such a fabulous opportunity for you, and I hope you enjoy absolutely every moment!

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  2. Well… at least you didn’t drop Joey! Trying to look at any silver lining here.. Yikes, you’ve been through the wringer. Your poor foot! Obviously your subconscious loved that boot so much it couldn’t wait to get back in it again. Going to Italy and not having to fork out quite so much for it sounds amazing, bar the foot-boot situation, but I’m sure you can still make the most of it as best you can. How long are you going for? Wishing you a safe journey & a wonderful time!  ♥
    Caz xx

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  3. Good luck, and enjoy Italy where you can ride around on a Vespa, Or sit in a streetside cafe and drink cappuccino. Even with your foot like it is you’ll have a fun trip. There may even be a silver lining to what happened to your foot. You have to go slow, and who knows? There might be some things you’d have missed if you were speeding around.

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  4. So sorry that you’ve broken your foot again Grace, I do hope you’re not in too much pain now. Have a wonderful time in Italy – enjoy the food, the wine and the culture……and the sexy Italian men ;O) xx

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  5. Well this was bittersweet! What did you do in a former life to deserve your run of luck?! Happy to read that the universe is saying sorry with a cheap trip to Italy. Have an amazing time. Do lots of sitting down. And tell us all about it when you get back. 😊

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  6. I am so sorry for what you have gone through and even more sorry I am late with a comment. At this point you will be leaving for Italy tomorrow! I hope you have an amazing time and PLEASE take lots of pictures! Even though you forgot to include me in with this trip, I am so happy for you!!! You my dear sweet friend deserve a nice and relaxing vacation!!!!!

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      1. I hope it all works out for the best Grace! I am sure Italy is beautiful and I really want to go there! My husband’s aunt and uncle lived there previously, actually his uncle is from Italy. Whenever we go, I want them with us because I only speak English!!

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