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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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    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.

    1487 days ago
    You really are doing very well on all levels.....good job
    1487 days ago
    Great news about the progress you are making! You are doing wonderfully!
    1489 days ago
    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!
    1489 days ago
    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!
    1489 days ago
  • JENAE954
    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!
    1489 days ago
  • BRONZE50
    Best wishes for continued recovery from your injuries.
    1489 days ago
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