Over Six Weeks

All good results from the last x-ray. The boot is gone, and I'm beginning gait retraining to begin to try to be bipedal again. I can't walk yet but maybe sometime soon. My ankle is stiff still and I've been getting sharp pain on the bottom of my foot, but it's slowly going away. Hoping for a speedy recovery to get back on the bike and feet. I'm told I may be able to use my bike trainer in a couple weeks. I tried driving yesterday and that went well, except for having to get the car boosted as it's battery died at work.

Almost at Six Weeks

It's been a long time. Almost six weeks now since I slipped on ice, on Boxing Day. For the last couple weeks I have been increasingly comfortable taking the boot off while lounging and sleeping. There is still a bruise on the bottom of my foot. Apparently It's normal, according to the surgeon. After X-Rays today the good news is in; I am full weight bearing now. Don't need the boot, and I can begin to try walking again, although It'll be a while before I can walk like a normal person. My hamstring or thigh, or whatever it's called, on the injured leg is flabby and small now. I get pain when I touch my injured foot down, from it not being used apparently. I hope i'll be able to bike and run in the spring. There are canoe trips to go on, people to mountain bike with and running to do, just because I can. Soon.

The Internet is Fucking Useless

I am now a hair over three weeks post injury. Time is moving like molasses flowing on the Arctic tundra. My foot is still swollen, Sometimes it hurts.  My foot hurts when my boot is done up snug, and I lay down. If I move around it's fine, but as soon a I get my feet up, I have to loosen the boot or I'll get a burning sensation in my swollen injured foot. When is the swelling going to go away? My foot looks like shit still. My partner says it stinks too. She helps me get the boot off for showers. 

There is no information on the internet that is useful. No guide to what my foot is supposed to be like through this process. Is it supposed to stink? How long is the swelling going to last? Why do my toes burn? Very few personal accounts I can find, and even less of personal accounts from people who know what the hell is going on.

I have an office job, so I've been going to work. I've shortened my work hours, so I can get home to put the leg up, although it does not seem to help immensely. Helps a little with the pain, but the swelling does not go away. My arm pits hurt from the crutches. My back hurts when I sit. I can't put my leg up when sitting due to my back.

I started physio for my back, and while I'm there they decided to do low-level laser therapy on the broken bones to enhance healing. I'm not yet convinced it's going to do anything. It seems a bit experimental. Luckily it's not invasive so it does not matter. Why not try it? Some studies on rats and rabbits show some success with it at certain stages of healing. Some studies show it's BS too. Anyhow, this leg is nothing but trouble so far, and soon my partner goes away on a business trip for a while leaving me to fend for myself. I'll survive.

Two Weeks Post Surgery

Still Broken

Surgery

Life With Crutches

2017 Has not Been a Good Year

Spring Vacation to St John's, NL

First Race of the Season in Nova Scotia

Wallace River Paddle

Paddled with the parents

The New trails at Long Lake Provincial Park in Halifax

Bicycle Saddles

First Face Climbing

Tangier River and Sixth Lake

Canoe Repair

Lower Herbert River

Lower Musquodoboit River

Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Wilderness Area Paddle

Four Season Paddling Award

Into the Tobeatic

Over Six Weeks

A week without the cast and some weight on the leg

Almost at Six Weeks

Almost not broken after six weeks of healing

The Internet is Fucking Useless

No help for broken limb healing and dealing on the internet.

Two Weeks Post Surgery

Still broken, but I have a boot

Still Broken

Still broken and the internet sucks for legit and useful information.

Surgery

Although delayed, I got the surgery.

Life With Crutches

Crutches are shitty, but necessary.

2017 Has not Been a Good Year

The year of many medical problems. Teeth problems, back problems, leg problems caused by back problems, problems I won't discuss here, then more leg problems unrelated to other problems.

Spring Vacation to St John's, NL

First Race of the Season in Nova Scotia

Wallace River Paddle

Paddled with the parents

Finally got out to paddle with my parents.

The New trails at Long Lake Provincial Park in Halifax

Summary: they suck.

Bicycle Saddles

Saddles are difficult to choose and buy