Posted in Injury, Life lessons, Rehabilitation, Training

The End of an Era

Last night was the end of an era. (I hope). That is my boot and I think it is apparent that my foot is not in it.

At the end of the day, I removed the boot and put it into the closet. If all goes well, it will never again see the light of day.

I wish I could say that I ‘m not apprehensive about what it is going to happen now that I have removed the boot and can walk normally for the first time in five weeks. But, it is my nature is to be concerned. Continue reading “The End of an Era”

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Reflection on an injury

As I sit and wait (literally and figuratively) for my foot to heal, the free time has given me the ability to look at my situation and spend some time in what I hope to be positive reflection.

The first thing that I need to admit to myself, is that I am enjoying the down time. Yes, as weird as this may sound, I am liking the time away from working out. After several years of training and competing the break is relaxing, both mentally and physically. Continue reading “Reflection on an injury”

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The results are in . . .

I just got back from the doctor and the results of my MRI are in.

The good news is that I don’t have a stress fracture. But, I do have stress reactions aka “Chronic Repetitive Stress Injury of the Bone” (precursors to fractures) in both my 3rd and 4th metatarsals. It is a good thing that I shut my training down when I did or it could have progressed to a full fledged stress fracture.

The bad news is that I have a lot of other things wrong with my foot/ankle that will still require an additional 3 weeks in the boot to heal. Continue reading “The results are in . . .”

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No more crutches!

Thursday Sept 28th was exactly 8 weeks from the day of the crash and Luke got some of his most encouraging news to date.

It is time to ditch the crutches!

He can walk without his fine metal friends.

The boot isn’t gone yet, he still has that for one more week. But, he is one step closer to being fully recovered!

The human body and its ability to heal injuries is awe inspiring.

In eight weeks to go from a serious crash

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with a fully displaced fracture

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through surgery

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onto crutches and then to be back walking is just amazing.

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God is good!

Posted in Dad life, Injury, Life lessons, Musings, Rehabilitation

At the Surgeon

For the background on this, see my earlier post The Call.

As the Dr. entered the room, he looked at the image of Luke’s ankle on the computer screen and said exactly what I had been expecting:

“That looks bad. We definitely need to fix that!”

He then gave a complete description of what he saw in the x-ray (a fully displaced, medial malleolar fracture) and described the process of how it should be fixed (open reduction with internal fixation).   Continue reading “At the Surgeon”