I heard from my doctor yesterday that I am able now to put 50-75% of my weight on my hurt leg. I still have to use crutches - for another four weeks - but I am able to walk much more normally between those crutches. I cannot dream of auditioning for the can-can line, not yet, but I am walking better.
I am not riding but I am thinking about riding. I am acquiring a stationary trainer, a magnetic one, I believe, and will put a bike on it on our patio. I'm sure that pedaling will hasten my healing. I hope it will take down the remaining swelling in my leg: my left foot is still fat. I've only worn one pair of shoes this last seven weeks - my loosest pair.
I also put the battery back in my motorcycle after two weeks of trickle charging. I plan to haul a gauge and bicycle tire pump down to the garage to check the tires - a largely ceremonial act.
My x-rays looked good, the two doctors told me. I could see the two long screws holding my upper femur together and the single shorter screw anchoring the titanium rod not far above my knee. I can SEE them but not feel them. Still, SEEing them is a bit creepy.
I'm sorry that my thoughts do not seem to range widely. I don't get far away from our place and my cycling and motorcycling lives are on the shelf for the moment. Forgive me. I appreciate your continued support of my blog despite the narrow focus.
More soon, I promise Maynard