Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hoo Boy

Well, I'm down for two weeks. Yesterday, as I was stepping up on a trailer, I heard/felt a pop in my right foot. Something had given, and I could barely walk. I managed to herd my truck home and saw a doctor today.

Apparently, I've got arthritis in my feet. It was a freak (how apropos) accident that caused a chunk of a deposit to be broken from one of the bones, and cause me so much discomfort. That is the doctor's theory at this time. Xrays did not show any broken bones nor were there any indications of torn connective tissue. Hopefully, I'll be good to go in two weeks. I can walk - I am the proud owner of one of those big "bootie" things with the air bladders. Driving sucks -when acceleration is called for, the right leg has to be pushed into the throttle. Likewise with the brakes. Feathering and fine control are a new art to be learned, apparently.

Oh, well.

10 comments:

RT said...

Heal up quick! Can't be walking around with a big bootie. HA!

Earl said...

There was a Yul Brynner film called, The Ultimate Warrior, which is a better book, but the main thing the HERO feared was dying a piece at a time, which is what the fighters seemed to do if they were good. So heal as best you can, learn to love the limp. and remember you can take it easy one day - not necessary to fight every one.

The Localmalcontent said...

Yeah, man, get well soon! Glad no bones in that foot were broken.

"In what can only be described as a 'freak accident', two freaks were injured today in a collision on Highway....."

Jerry said...

Hope your foot gets better soon. The thought of you driving a big rig only using only your toenails to accelerate and brake is making me nervous.

Jeffro said...

Thanks for the positive thoughts, everyone.

Jerry - no truck driving for two weeks, but I am free to walk anywhere, as much as I can stand!

morningglory2 said...

When you get to be our age, seems like it's always something! Hope the foot heals quickly, and in the meantime - DRIVE CAREFULLY!

Bob said...

Sorry about this latest misfortune. Praying for a speedy recovery.

ptg said...

At least you are still getting older.

Jeffro said...

Beats a dirt nap all to hell!

Leah Friedman said...

I hope your foot heals fast!