Thursday, February 12, 2015

touch and go

Another long round trip to Odessa to see my surgeon.  So far so good - bones are still aligned and evidence of them beginning to heal could be seen on the xray.  I can start doing some ankle excercises to loosen it up but can expect at least 2 more months of non weight bearing.  He also confirmed for me that my hardware will not have to be removed.  I really feel that I am in pretty good hands ...when I asked my doctor how many of these procedures he has done he said thousands.

The trip started off very slow and slippery.  My buddy Rick did the driving as we plowed through a steady snowfall from Alpine to Fort Stockton...then clear and mostly dry for the rest of the trip.  Returned to Alpine around 5PM and checked in down south.  Seems the area got a 1/2" of rain so I am hunkered down for another swank night at my hotel with the hope that my road will be dried out by tomorrow afternoon.

7 comments:

Margery Bills said...

Good for you. Glad things are going well. Snow, wow. On the news I saw fog or something over your entire area. I saw very slight snow once in the last 25 years here in central Texas. Your picture is so pretty. I like to walk in snow and look at it but driving is something else. Be very, very careful walking.

Sam Finn said...

Texas looks good in white. Glad things are going well

S.A.B.L.E. said...

Glad to hear the healing process is progressing well!

Night*Sky said...

Good report! The seemingly never-ending non-weight bearing part drove me crazy when I was laid up with my broken ankle, but it will pass. You can keep the snow!

THORNWALKER said...

Sounds good, you won't have to endure a surgery to remove the hardware. Hopefully the rain is getting out of there..so it won't be there..in two weeks when i'm there.

Rev.jimmyleebob said...

Good report...cool, but I bet they don't sing " Happy Trails " to you when you leave...good thing you put snow tires on the chair

Harry Flashman said...

Looks like tough traveling weather. We have snow here in the Smokies as well.