Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cinderella is nothing on me today!!

A new foot-piece for my shoes!

I don’t know what they are called in English, but here in France we call them ‘prothèses’.

I had to have them tailor made for me here in Lyon. It took a long time!

But now, the way I walk has changed!

Its a really hard 'coque' (French word - don't know the English one) which fits inside my shoe

and picks up the sole of my foot. My physiotherapist says I'm a bit flat-footed, and that this is typical of children's with Jacobsens Syndrome.

Huh! I'd say its a Princess Syndrome, more like!!

Mama says I’m not all bent over like a little old lady now! And that instead I stand up straight when I walk ... so she says she may not have to send me to finishing school after all!

The whole process for tailoring these things to my feet has made me feel just like Cinderella

All that's missing now is my coach and horses ... oh, and some ugly sisters ...

Instead of ugly sisters though, I have some ugly bacteria which have taken up residence in my body. I've had terrible ear-ache for the past two days, and haven't slepped a moment for the past 48 hours because of it. It really hurts a lot. My only way to overcome the pain is to roll myself into a little ball on the floor ....

Mama says I'm being very brave and that before long the anti-biotics will take effect ... in the meantime I'm boiling hot with temperature and I'm feeling a bit under the weather - not my usual cheerful self at all!!

Send out all your positive vibes to make me better folks! I think Mama would fancy a night of sleep sometime soon too!!!