On 27APR13 I had a motorcycle accident. Broke my ankle and had to have surgery. Today was the five week check up.
Good news and bad news. The good news is that I am healing very well. The bad news is that because I am a giant things is going to go the full 12 weeks. In mortals they would have only put one of the lower two screws in. On 15 AUG I get the two large screws out and they replace them with two smaller ones the same size at the upper seven in order to permanently support the plate. I am allowed to stand on it but cannot walk since when you walk the two bones move independently of each other and could shear the screws off and the tendon between the two bones would become detached again. After the screws are changed out it will be load bearing as tolerated. So I will likely not be back on my bike and back to work until the end of AUG instead of the beginning of JUL that I had dreamed of. I want to thank everyone for their ongoing support, prayers, visits, and well wishes. I am trying to keep high spirits, but this just sucks. You know it sucks when all you can say is that it could have been worse.
The rough part is that I have a family of five and am self employed. Things are a bit tight. The cigars and pipe baccy I have saved up and Netflix are keeping me from killing someone. I have always found that the best thing to do when you are down is to think of others. So, I make these things out of parachute cord called Worry Leashes. Kinda like Worry Stones if yo are familiar. Basically a mindfulness tool for people going through rough times. When you get overwhelmed you pull out your Worry Leash and rub it with your thumb, and think just for a minute that someone cared enough to make it for you. Sometimes that is all it takes to reset the fuse box. So, lets do 10 of these. If you, or someone you know is having a rough time of it, email me at email@example.com. I need their address and favorite color. I have lots of colors of paracord laying around. I know we have a contest area, but I just want to give these away. Mods, if I am out of line please let me know. Thanks for the camaraderie. - George