Well another World Clubfoot Day is upon us and I can’t believe I’ve only had 2 posts since last year but I guess that means we’re in a good holding pattern. Sporty had her 1 year post-op last week and she is rocking this guided growth surgery. She’s finally measuring in at 5’1”, she hit a major growth spurt this year, and her feet are now measuring about 5 degrees shy of neutral! What!?! We gained 10 degrees since last X-rays. And with about 6 more months left of growth on those growth plates, the dr thinks we’ll get to neutral and maybe beyond! Decisions about her feet continue to be a huge test to me. I always second guess my decisions and wonder if I’ve made the wrong choice putting her through procedures so news like this lets me breath a big sigh of relief.
Oh and her most exciting news is, she is now brace free at night for the first time in nearly 13 years! When Sporty dances and let’s me video it, you know she’s happy! Lol
He’ll likely want to take the screws out as he’s worried that the navicular bone will start hitting them as she gains dorsiflexion and he’s worried that it will reduce her range of motion so we’ll take the screws out but that happens when she stops growing. And Sporty has never looked faster on the field and continues to be pain free after long softball weekends.
So without further adieu (my favorite Wordle, word), I present to you our 2022 World Clubfoot Day video. Sporty continues to get more and more involved in the videos, though I still control the song choice. Speaking of which, this year’s video soundtrack is brought to you by P!nk! I love P!ink. She speaks to my soul and when I heard “All I Know So Far,” I knew it was this year’s choice.
“Haven’t always been this way
I wasn’t born a renegade
I felt alone, still feel afraid
I stumble through it anyway
I wish someone would have told me that this life is ours to choose
No one’s handing you the keys or a book with all the rules
The little that I know I’ll tell to you
When they dress you up in lies and you’re left naked with the truth
You throw your head back, and you spit in the wind
Let the walls crack, ’cause it lets the light in
Let ’em drag you through hell
They can’t tell you to change who you are
That’s all I know so far
And when the storm’s out, you run in the rain
Put your sword down, dive right into the pain
Stay unfiltered and loud, you’ll be proud of that skin full of scars
That’s all I know so far
That’s all I know so far”
This just screams Sporty, all her life she’s been told she won’t or she can’t (even when she was in utero), and she has, to it all. She fights through pain, heartache, disappointment, all while staying unapologetically herself.
**I do not own the rights to the music.**