Ok. I posted on the "What's pissing you off?" thread that last Friday I injured my foot when I fell off a scaffold. Some of you wanted me to keep you updated and so I thought it would be best to move it off of the "pissed off" thread and start a new one. I know that some of you don't look at that thread because it's depressing and they don't want to hear people rant.
I also thought that this might be a regular thread where people can post any injury or general health issues that they are dealing with. I don't know if the idea will take off or not but we'll see.
Now for my update:
It's not good but it could be worse. When I first went into the emergency room and had x-rays done they said it was not broken. Then they said they weren't sure and sent the x-rays to a specialist who said it was a fracture but I didn't know how bad it was. I didn't think it was too bad. It seemed to be getting better but no such luck. I went to the orthopedist today. The heel bone is broken in half and I will need surgery to repair it. The worst part is that it will be three months until they will let me try to put weight on it and I probably won't be able to ride again until next year. It happened the very day that I was going to get the scooter out for the new season. Ugh.
The news isn't all as dire as that. I will be able to drive and work using a combination of a knee walker and a strap on hands free crutch called an iwalk. Google it if interested. They say that they are very effective and easy to use and I will be able to walk almost normally.
This is obviously going to be an ongoing and slow process. I will keep you posted and I encourage any of you to post any medical issues that you are dealing with that you are inclined to talk about.
Ask if you have any questions.