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Update on stuff!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hello everyone!

I was at the fracture clinic yesterday, last time for this go around.

I am "putting down a lot of new bone" according to the surgeon. This is good, and especially good considering my age and worries about arthritis in older ladies.

There is still a lot of soft tissue damage, and I will have discomfort for a while yet. For me, as long as I know the bone part is okay, I just motor through the rest. So, I am back in regular work shoes instead of lace ups. Now, don't think flip flops, I wear a sturdier shoe than that!

And, in case I forgot to mention, the bunion and hammertoe are gone, and the toenail is growing back. I have a normal foot!

Other stuff; the very difficult project I was working on is almost done. I had to be creative on demand, it caused a lot of anxiety for sure.

I am pretty quickly building up to my fitness levels. Full duration on the treadmill, and up to 2.5 mph. I was at 3.6 before the surgery. Also need to add the incline intervals. Should be up to speed in a month or so.

And, this is the best. Starting tomorrow, I wi.ll be retiring in exactly one year. September 1 is the last September 1 I will be employed, at least in this job. Life of meaningful activity as a retired person, here I come. Whoo-hoo!


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PUDLECRAZY 9/2/2012 9:10PM

    I am so glad you are making such a great recovery! It is very encouraging when we hear 'putting down a lot of bone' after tha age of 60. I think it is at least partly because you went into it fit. Congratulations!!!
And congrats on seeing the retirement light at the end of the tunnel. I am still chugging though; glad I like my job.



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HAPPYSOUL91 9/2/2012 12:58PM

    You really are doing very well on all levels.....good job

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MUSICNERD1993 8/31/2012 10:40PM

    Great news about the progress you are making! You are doing wonderfully!

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MEXGAL1 8/31/2012 6:08PM

    so glad to hear that you are healing well and all is good there.
I love retirement! I hope you will as well.
Woo hoo!

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JITZUROE 8/31/2012 4:38PM

    Hello! What great news about how well you are healing!
I'm still stuck in the 'no shoes' zone, so I know I can relate with your frustration in waiting. But now you are in shoes!!! HOORAH!
And I think it's so fantastic that you have begun that 1 year count down - and your mobility will only get better as you reach that goal.

Happy Friday!
Bren

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JENAE954 8/31/2012 4:18PM

  Sounds like you are determined to attain goals.
I know how difficult it is to recoup after an injury or break.
Keep up the great progress!
Jenae

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BRONZE50 8/31/2012 4:15PM

  Best wishes for continued recovery from your injuries.

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