Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #107: Recovery Update

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Blog entry by retired_guru posted 02-19-2020 03:02 PM 435 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m happy to tell you that 2-1/2 years after my serious accident, my right foot has healed to the point where I am at about 90 percent of pre-accident physical abilities. Balance has been improving, albeit subtly, gradually to the point that I only would notice if I stop to look back and compare what I can do now to what I was able to in the recent past. I can tell that I have lost quite a bit of muscle mass, especially in my legs. Once Spring brings days of dry roads and warm temperatures I hope to get out on a bicycle and do some easy leg strengthening and eventually some cardio. Much credit to improvements in my health and in dealing with recovery must be given to my weight loss. I’ve lost about 25 pounds since summer of last year. Another ten needs to be dropped to be into an athletic, health and safety promoting shape. I’m taking it slow, having first and foremost developed a lasting lifestyle change, some of which recently came about from a sincere effort to finally tackle digestive system ailments and limitations. Life is about progress. When you stop, you die. So I’m doing what I can to keep this old wagon a’running.

I have some other things to post, to follow this one—more updates that will affect my future in the workshop, for the better, rest assured.

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#1 posted 02-19-2020 07:56 PM

Paul, I am happy that your recovery is progressing nicely.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 02-22-2020 02:06 AM

Paul, I am happy that your recovery is progressing nicely.

- luv2learn

Thanks, Lee. While I healed fast from the surgery, rehabbing the foot and ankle through normal use took a lot longer. This is the first major injury for me, so I had nothing to compare to. I’ll never be 100%, but I’m happy to be as much as I am. Life can go on. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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