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My foot

Before I post today's essay, I thought I'd post a personal update.

As many of you know, I broke my foot in 2009 and had to have it put back together with a bunch of metal. Recently, due to a bone infection, I had to have all the metal removed. That was at the end of April.

After the metal was removed and the infection cleared up, several people had the idea that maybe the ongoing arthritis problem I'd been having was due in part to the metal, and perhaps it had been infected for a while.

Well, I'm happy to report that those conjectures seem to have been true. Yesterday, I walked to The Livingroom for breakfast, walked to GameStop to pick up a game, walked to SmashBurger to pick up some lunch for later, and walked home. Total round trip of, oh, maybe 1/2 a mile, but it was the longest I've walked since before breaking the foot in 2009, and my foot didn't hurt when I was done.

I am very happy. And I'm going to start walking around my neighborhood again. Maybe then I'll lose the 20 lbs. I gained post-injury. ;-)

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Jill Heller
Sep. 9th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
yeah
Glad to hear it's doing well!
ebenbrooks
Sep. 9th, 2012 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah
Thanks! :) Yeah, it's a huge relief. Walking normally again really rocks...
aries_jordan
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:20 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! So we'll see ya tonight, then? *bounce*
ebenbrooks
Sep. 9th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, definitely! :)
tygenco_x
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
Yay!

I'm glad you're doing okay! :D Also Very Glad that the infection is all gone. *sends digital hugs*
ebenbrooks
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
cerrberus
Sep. 9th, 2012 03:30 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
ebenbrooks
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:43 pm (UTC)
Indeed. :)
chorale
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
*dances with you in celebration*--something you can do now that you are well.
ebenbrooks
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Well, physically, yes. I still have two left feet, though. ;-)
niall_shapero
Sep. 9th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
Good!
Glad to hear about the improvement in your health. May it keep on in the same pattern in future...
ebenbrooks
Sep. 10th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Good!
Thanks. :)
Sybille_Tezzele
Sep. 10th, 2012 03:35 am (UTC)
Yeah!!! :)
lironess
Sep. 11th, 2012 01:15 am (UTC)
That news totally made my day....so glad to hear it!
ebenbrooks
Sep. 11th, 2012 11:35 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know. :) I extended the trend yesterday by walking to lunch and back, where I would normally drive. It was very nice.
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