Monday, March 2, 2009

Touch 'em All!!!

So I'm going to head out on a limb today and say that I'm keeping every inch of toe on both my feet. The doc didn't quite say as much today, but they sure look pink to me and the doc was quite optimistic in general. Now the question shifts to the timeline and the need for grafting. I'm really hoping to be out of here soon, maybe even by the end of the weekend! That's probably pushing it, but hey, I'm in a good mood today.

I also got in a bit more mileage with the walker today. I was still restricted to 5 minutes, but I made it two laps around the unit. It was pretty difficult and it definitely got me sweating and my heartrate elevated. I was still just on my left heel -- the right is awful sore still. With a clear path and both feet, I bet I can make 4 laps in five minutes using the walker. My arms are going to suffer though -- it's pretty tough on them. Oh well.

As Lori gave a great recap of the weekend, I won't bore you all with that. Everything is improving, clearly, and that's the real news here I guess. On Sunday evening, Andrew Cole and his fiancee, who is totally amazing, brought over a salad to complement dinner. Cole has been sooo great since I've been here -- I don't know what it would have been like without him. In addition, the salad was simply magnificent.

As we were eating one of the nurses on the floor who I hadn't met and my nurse came in to confess that they had found the blog and read it. The nurse I didn't know yet, Mary, seemed awful sheepish about it but I thought it was pretty funny. We traced the connection through a mutual friend of Jen Sparks. Anyway, it was a nice conversation to help cap off a great weekend. It's funny how easy it is to forget what you're going through when you've got great company.


  1. Hey Chris,

    I heard about what happened. I hope everything is going well.


  2. Hi Chris,
    It was uplifting to read your comments. It sounds like you had a great time with Morgan. Is he working on stem cell therapy to regenerate meniscus cartilage:) If he has any spare time?! You appear to be making the most of your exercise opportunities! Isn't it amazing how quickly your body gets out of shape? Josh Sutliff should be coming into town today I think? Obviously, I'm extremely pleased with your continually improving prognosis! Your positive attitude has healing powers!
    Take good care.
    Mike Seaman