Today was a super lucky day for me!  I know it's Friday the 13th and the superstitious few would consider this an 'unlucky' day, but not I.  For me, I had a fantastic day because I got not just one, but two new pairs of shoes!  I just cant imagine anything better than a new pair of shoes.  Shoes mean a lot to me and I'll tell you why and you will get to see my X-ray's from 2010.

For those who don't know, almost four years ago I fell down the stairs and really did a number on my ankle.  The X-ray's below show the before and after photo's but I had yet another surgery after that to remove all of that hardware.

Sue Moore / Xray's

Tom Garrett is not the only Y105 peep to have a few less screws loose in himself.  I had them out a few months after I had to have them put in because they were causing problems.  I did get the doctors to save them for me in a nice little plastic baggie:

Sue Moore

Oh yes there they are.  I have them hanging on my wall so that every morning when I get up I will see them to start each day.  It reminds me to never take a single step for granted.   I really went through quite an ordeal with my ankle break, it was beyond painful, I remember when the nurses or doctors would ask me that famous question, "On a scale of 1 - 10, how would you rate your pain?"  My answer back then?  A 36!   It hurt really bad, but I lived!  It took quite some time before I was able to be pain free and part of that had to do with getting them removed because I was experiencing severe nerve pain.   Whew, that is all over and I'm great now!  It was hard though, not something I'd ever want to re-live.

I WILL NEVER TAKE ONE SINGLE STEP FOR GRANTED and I thank my lucky stars they were able to fix it and I am walking again pain - free.   Back to these new shoes.   I had the pleasure of opening up two new boxes of shoes today because I pamper my footsies now. My feet get special treatment ever since I fell.  I make a point to get new shoes on a regular basis, but not just any old shoe, I have found my favorite.   I used to just love to wear many different kinds of shoes.  Now, I make it a point to get some really comfy good supporting shoes for sure!   So I am a really happy camper today with my two new pairs, and yes I got two, the ones you see in this photo:

Sue Moore

and another pair that is solid black for those occasions when I have to pretend to be a professional.   The fancy flashy ones are really my favorite.   I thought it was really funny today when I ran into an older gentleman at work.  He said to me, "You are the 5th woman to say to me today that they got new shoes!"  so I replied, "Really?" He went on to say, "I'm a guy, men don't care about that stuff as much, but yes, the 5th woman to tell me this TODAY too."  So I looked down at his really clean and white new shoes and asked did you get new shoes too?  He said, "Yeah, but its not really that big of a deal."  Hmmm.  Big deal to me!  I love my new shoes!  I just might make it a Friday the 13th tradition!