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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Good Enough for Trouble



I’m starting to feel good enough to get into trouble. Now I’ve got to be doubly careful. Frankly, I’m just recovered enough that pain management is working really well. When I don’t need any pain meds at all I’ll really be on the mend. My guess is that in another week things should be pretty good.

There’s still an awful lot of healing to do. However, my leg looked like a map of Indonesia and Malaysia. Now it’s more like Micronesia. Still, there’s some pretty good sized scab chunks that need to flake off.

I’m being really cautious as my leg was mostly healed twice before. It didn’t take long for things to go to heck really fast. With that in mind the doctors have me taking it easy until completely recovered. The swelling is pretty much completely gone, which is something that hasn’t happened in months. That makes it a lot easier for the leg to heal.

My daughter has been taking care of me, but I’m looking forward to going home. I don’t need as much attention. Also, my house has been made more recovery friendly. Family and friends have been amazing.

So where do we go from here? Well, there’s a lot of getting back in condition that needs to happen. After months of limited activity, that will be fun. The key will be pacing myself. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Looking forward to putting miles on a treadmill and weather permitting, outside. Getting back into tai chi. That’s very good for my balance and strength. Then there’s the joke: Look out, I know tai chi – I can beat you up very very slowly.

Hopefully, by spring I’ll be able to look for a tow vehicle for the sailboat. It can be towed by something as small as Ford Ranger with the 3.0 engine. That opens up a lot of options for tow vehicles. It doesn’t have to be fancy: good engine, transmission and brakes. It does not matter if the body work is beat to snot, as long as the mechanicals are good and it can tow.

Since I’d been planning on a sailing trip last fall, the little Oday 19 is in fairly good condition. Some items purchased back then need installation, but that’s not a big deal. It could also use some new bottom paint, but that can wait. It won’t be spending a lot of time in salt water until the fall. It’s a fairly quick job as it can be painted while on the trailer.

So right now the idea is to get well, get strong, and get back to traveling.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. Good to hear the recovery is going well, and that you're taking the time to make sure you obtain a full recovery before jumping right back into things. Will you be training with our friend again for Tai Chi?

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    1. I might have to trail at Youtube University for now. Would love to work out something with my old teacher.

      Thanks for sending over dinner last night. It was delicious, as always.

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  2. Glad to hear you are making progress. I am sure it is a combination of factors that brought the issue about not just one single thing. It never is. Do stay on top of it. And stick with what the nutritionist at the hospital told you as well. It is not fun but it is the only way to get it fixed right.

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    1. Yes, I'm going to be a good boy from now on. Pain is a great teacher.

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  3. Glad things are looking up. Now, just behave yourself!

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    1. No one's going to let me get into any trouble in the near term. They've all got a close eye on me -including the dog.

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  4. How did you injure the leg?

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    1. Banged it on some metal junk while cleaning out the basement.

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    2. Wow, what a crazy accident. Do they know what the infection is? I’m scraping myself all the time. Will be more careful now that I know. Good luck finding a tow vehicle.

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    3. Was it Mersa? What did the doctors say you should do if you were in 5e wilderness and didn’t have access to modern medicine?

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  5. So good to hear from you! Glad you are slowly on the mend. Prayers continue!

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    1. Thank you very much Cotton Lady! Prayers are welcome anytime.

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  6. I'll be glad when you are healed up and back on your feet. I've always enjoyed reading about your travels.

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    1. Still have a long row to hoe, but it looks like the infection is finally taken care of.

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  7. Getting in trouble is easy, but getting back out can be tricky!

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    1. Indeed! I used to bounce back quicker from my foolishness. :)

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