August 22, 2008

I am now cleared to drive (which is good, since I've done it twice already) and better still, walk! I'm to put 50% weight on the leg and use either crutches or a walker, but I can finally ditch the 'chair and use my leg!

My left leg is so happy to not be the sole weight bearer anymore.

Now I'm just waiting for the left hip to crumble into dust. At least, it feels like that's a possibility.

Turns out the doc said it would be four months before I'd be back to relative normality in the right leg - not "no weight at all" for four months. WOOHOO! Over the next 6-8 weeks, I'll be able to put a little more weight on the leg and about the time of my cousin's wedding at the beginning of October, I'll be able to walk without the walker. (I think.)

Now I'm ready to go back to New Mexico, head out to Largo and Crow canyons, Chaco ... Shiprock ... I have picture-taking to catch up on! (And of course, can't afford to get back out there now, dammit.)

At any rate, I'm a happy camper now.

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Tara R. said:

Whoohoo! Happy Dance... or at least happy standing with rhythm. Good news.

August 22, 2008 11:58 AM


amit said:

good nrws, i feel good when i hear this thing. i wish you can run faster on your legs. god bless

August 23, 2008 2:42 AM


joe gelb said:

I feel your pain. Nm is a sweet part of the country

August 26, 2008 6:57 AM


PandoraWilde said:

BTW I don't know why your "Remember personal info" doesn't remember mine, but I thought I'd let you know.

That said...

WHOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOIES!! Congrats! Just don't hit it too hard or too often at first, but enjoy your escape from prison and have fun.

I hope Scoutie's doing better too--she's such a sweetie.

August 26, 2008 6:59 AM


Claire said:

Did you really describe yourself as a happy camper?
You aka ruler of meh, I am shocked.


I am mucho glad that you and the thing masquerading as a dog are on your way to wellness.

August 26, 2008 5:26 PM
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