Submitted by 9/9/2022
Just when I was really starting to recover from the hip-related PT, building a foundation for heading into fall, a freak accident dislocated the 5th toe on my left foot. 2 attempts at closed reductions failed ( and hurt like hell) and I had surgery on 8/29. After cutting a tendon to realign the joint, the doc initially inserted a K-pin lengthwise through the toe bones to keep them aligned. But, the resulting circulation was so poor that she decided to remove the pin while still in the OR. I was sent home with no pin but a ZERO activity order until I'm re-evaluated on 9/15.
This is the longest I've gone with no running (no walking, no anything but crutches) in a long time. I can feel the morning air starting to cool up here in the NC mountains and the first hints of the leaves thinking about turning. I'm sad about not being out there in it enjoying the season in the way that is so meaningful to me: being alone deep in the mountains.
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