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55 - Boots

Whether high heels or low,
made for ankle or calf,
all people know
they're too stylish by half.

They protect dainty feet
in all kinds of weather.
They look a la mode
in rubber, vinyl or leather.

Yes, boots can be fashionable.
Boots can be fun!
And most boots are stylish,
but not...this one.

Note:  Avulsion fracture of the fifth metatarsal, also known as a "dancer's fracture."  Recovery time, 8-12 weeks, although transition out of the boot can begin at two weeks. That's 12 more days.

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G-Man said...

At least you could have taken your socks off....
I know...Sorry.
Sorry about your condition, be careful.
Loved your Boots Are Made For Walking 55
Thanks Ann for another week of mirth, Have a Kick Ass Week-End

November 7, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Jae Rose said...

I can't see the photo on the library computer..but i am guessing ouch..soft slippers and bunny cuddles may help it heal..

November 8, 2013 at 4:56 AM
Yvonne Osborne said...

Cute! The poem, and in the eye of the beholder, this boot could be pretty dang cute too!

Ohhh...now you're going to make me prove I'm not a robot...

November 8, 2013 at 6:56 AM
Susan at West of Mars said...

Oh, no, Ann! What did you do?

November 8, 2013 at 7:42 AM
Bubba said...

I've seen my niece, Ashley, wear such a boot more than once, thanks to gymnastics and cheer-leading.
(Her nickname is "Crashley")

November 8, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Susan: Bad landing in dance class. Google "dancer's fracture" if you want to see some pix and get more details. It's kind of scary, really. In this type of fracture, it's not the fall that breaks the metatarsal, but the twisting of the ankle, pulling on a tendon that rips the metatarsal apart. Yuck.

November 8, 2013 at 8:55 AM
Alice Audrey said...

You were dancing? Please tell me you were dancing and not just running around.

November 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM
Ann (bunnygirl) said...

@Alice: Of course I was dancing, silly. I don't pay the studio $15/hour to not dance!

November 8, 2013 at 9:12 AM
Other Mary said...

Ouch! Sorry to see the "inspiration" for you 55! How about 55 words next week on how it happened? And hope you heal quickly!

November 8, 2013 at 2:23 PM
Anonymous said...

well, bleep times 55. at least you won't get a funny tan line during winter. ~ M

November 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

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