The days since Oia's lengthening surgery are passing by fairly smoothly and better than expected. I have to admit, when I learned that Oia would be required to wear an immobilizer for 3 weeks post surgery, in addition to her cast, I doubted she'd be able to walk during this postoperative period. Shame on me. She's figured it out. She's been walking with the new garb since Tuesday evening - which was just 5 days after surgery. I swear, it's as if this girl wears an invisible bag slung over her shoulder, one that contains endless amounts of determination and patience and she pulls out just the right amounts of each whenever she needs them to slay the challenges that come before her.
You want to cut and stretch my Achilles tendon and sever my hamstring in two places? "No problem", says Oia.