Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday morning

G'morning!

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


9 comments:

sda said...

Keep it up Maynard - sounds like you are making good progress. That is the most important thing to keep in mind and focus on. Do right by your recovery and everything else will fall back into place down the line.

jthurber80 said...

Putting weight on your injured limb is the beginning of the end. Watch how quickly things start to improve!

Looking at x-rays which show your body full of screws and plates is cool. It might take a few months to get used to it but just think how easy you'll be to "ultimately identify." I've got so many screws, bolts and plates on my pelvis that the x-ray looks like something from "Engineering 101"

Keep on walkin'

And good luck!

Anonymous said...

Maynard and Fox's Motorcycle Shop:
Maynard forgot to mention the rear entrance to Fox's shop. It made for a very impressive approach especially if you had your latest girlfriend on board the back of your bike. Zip up the hill on a narrow pathway throught the woods, topping it all off airborne at the last second. Wow!

Maynard said...

Hmmmm....

I wonder what Anonymous commenter posted the description of Boyd Fox's old Bloomington IN store...

Write me, Anonymous, at mhershon@gmail.com and reveal your identity...

Hugh said...

Hi Maynard! Just got back into the States and not only do I learn the financial market has crashed, but so have you. Sorry to read what happened. I take it that your BF is fine as you intend to use it on a stand? Just make sure you bolt it to the floor.

Hugh Larkin
Eugene

Anonymous said...

It is a typically muggy summer night in Bloomington. My roommate and I live in off-campus housing. We are supposed to remain inside according to the rules on the 11:00 pm curfew. Instead, we slip out when we hear Maynard's 500cc Vellocette coasting down the hill. We make our escape, all three of us on board, and Maynard, rascal that he is, aids and abets our get-away. Remeber those days Maynard?

Maynard said...

Uhhhh...

Help me, Anonymous... Who are you?
Maynard mhershon@gmail.com

Jay said...

As a person also recovering from an ailing leg and dreaming of climbing back in the saddle, I wish you well and a speedy recovery. The CycleOps Fluid trainer is my recommendation if you're looking for a stationary to turn the crank on your patio. Maynard, this is Jay - I had the pleasure of meeting you during my time as the website manager for Bicycle Village. I've moved on. I'm still riding though. I'm writing too. I would love to chat or meet for coffee when you are able to get your perspective on pursuing a career in writing. Best wishes to you and Tamar. Hope to hear from you soon

Maynard said...

Hi Jay!

Sorry to hear you're hurt. I can't respond to blog comments; they're blind. Send me a personal email:
mhershon@gmail.com
Thanks! Maynard