First off, it has been just over a month since my bunionectomy. Ever wonder what a bunion is and how in the heck they get rid of it? Yeah, probably not so much.
This is a simulation of the procedure they performed on me...
How was it? It sucked. Actually, at first it was fine, thanks to the wonders of modern pharmacology. Then the numbness subsided, and it was hell.
Suffice to say I have a new respect for pain, and for painkillers. A month on, I am a few pounds lighter and still a little bit limpy, but I can attest to the straightness of my toe, and the smoothness of my foot. Tragically, my foot is still a disgusting mess- horribly swollen, a bit discolored, and peeling everywhere (I guess this is what happens to surgical sites).
On the bright side, I'm healing much faster than many, and am expected to be back in running condition in 2 more months.
And everything else? Well, there is a lot going on. Michelle and I have toned things down, and are no longer living together. At first, it looked like the end of the relationship, but we have decided to continue, but not live together. We are, for lack of a more robust description, dating.
What that really means is that our time together is quality time, and we are re-asserting our separate lives a bit, and getting along famously.
I'm back to work here, and am out at the "farm" every morning, prepping the site for the electrician so that there can be functional electricity out there.
As the blistering Texas heat encroaches, work has to happen early in the morning, and the prospect of doing construction is daunting.
I am on the "on day at a time" plan right now.
More soon. Just wanted to update y'all.