Friday, April 13, 2007

Good News for my Foot

It was on Friday the 13th in October 2006 that I was hospitalized for five days for a foot infection that had invaded one of the small bones of my left foot. This led to foot surgery in February to remove the affected sesamoid bone and several weeks of recuperation. For someone who enjoys walking an bicycling, this was a frustrating two months. My proposal to soak my feet by standing in the middle of my favorite trout stream did not go over well with my doctor...

So it is only appropriate that on Friday, the 13th of April, that I celebrate my first full day following my podiatrist telling me that the foot is healed.

When I left the doctor's office yesterday, I went to the orthotic clinic where I was fitted for a custom insole that will reduce the pressure on parts of my feet by supporting the whole sole evenly. Since I have already met my deductible, this will not involve additional out-of-pocket expense for me. (I figure I met my deductible in five minutes at the doctor's office.)

Anyway, thanks for your prayers and well wishes, and I look forward to easing myself back into my preferred lifestyle..

4 comments:

Quotidian Grace said...

Great news, Denis! Thanks for the update.

Michael Kruse said...

Perfect! Just in time to consider another outing to the K.

Denis Hancock said...

Thanks, QG and Mike. It feels strange to be walking. It's as if I have to learn all over again... Or at least get used to not having to limp.

A trip to the "K" would be great, Mike. I could handle the spiral ramps with little difficulty right now, and I have been doing a limited amount of stairs. All we need to do is find a time when the Royals are in town, and all of us are available...

Michael Kruse said...

It seems like every event in the world is happening to Melissa and me between now and mid-June we will take a look at the schedule.