Friday, August 31, 2012
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!