October 2013

Oct
23

I just got my life back!

Posted by Kevin Doak on Wednesday at: 1:35pm (October 23rd, 2013)

I just left the orthopedic surgeon's office.  My ankle seems to have completely healed in a shorter than average time.  I've been cleared for all physical activity that I'm comfortable with as long as I wear an ankle brace that stabilizes my joint in all directions.

To my discredit, I haven't exactly been the best patient in medical history.  I went a little bonkers sitting around and started moving around 2.5 weeks after my injury.  I was wearing a walking boot and sometimes, no supporting mechanism at all.  I understand that this stubbornness won't always work out this well.  I'm happy to be walking around again!  I feel like I've gotten my life back!

Oct
13

My life is entirely different

Posted by Kevin Doak on Sunday at: 1:22pm (October 13th, 2013)

Over the past two weeks, I've had a completely different life.  I'm laid up with a split on my leg.  I've fractured my fibula and I'm on crutches.  All day long I sit in a chair or on the couch with my leg elevated.  I rarely go outside my house and when I do, I need to bother a friend or relative to be my chauffeur.  The less I move, the better for the healing process.  I find myself frustrated at my situation and my actions that lead me to this reality.  I can accomplish a lot of my work from a computer but I find that I'm distracted by my injury so much that I'm not very productive.  I know it's a temporary situation but wow... this is difficult.