If you know me at all, you know that I love shoes, especially high heels. Since back during the summer I have not been able to wear heels due to my back problems. Obviously wearing high heels adds pressure to back and legs which was exactly where I was having problems.

I have been so sad because I haven't been able to buy cute new shoes in so long, because of the fear of not being able to wear them.

Since I had my back surgery I will go to my shoe closet every single morning and stare at my shoes wishing I could where one of them. Instead, I sadly put on another pair of flats or tennis shoes to tackle the day.

I had to have surgery for a ruptured disc in my back and spinal stenosis. During my surgery the doctor found the the nerve to my leg was entangled in my rupture, which was keeping me from walking and standing.

I have been doing what I can to gain strength back in my leg and back with the hopes of one day returning to my heels. I keep telling my self that one day I am just going to put them on and force my back and leg to get used to it again but it hasn't happened until today. This morning I thought to myself screw it, I am going to wear them even if it is only for a short time. When I first put my heels on the morning I felt like I was a little wobbly, given that my right leg is not as strong as it used to be. But so far so good. I will see how the rest of the day goes. Ask me tonight how I am feeling. Hopefully it won't be curled up with an icepack but I have to get back to wearing my cute shoes.

Gwendolyn McCown