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  1. Lucky to walk away. Hope the deer was too.
    Inb4 everyone: Don't ride at dusk you reckless fucking bastard.

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    2. Hellbent


      Now, now, everything is healing just fine. It's just taking a lot longer than I was hoping it would.

      Today I saw an orthopedist and got more X-rays. They said probable fracture in my rightest most bone in the middle of the right side of my right foot. I got a prescription for an orthopedic boot which I was fitted with today. It supports my foot marvelously! It's really great. So now I can hobble around without my foot getting fatigued so quickly. I've spent the last two weeks lying on the couch, spamming the DW forums, making crappy LPs and otherwise playing some good Doom maps. Now I will be using crutches to hobble around as the palms of my hands have healed and the orthopedic boot provides so much support. Still, I'm looking at 2 to 3 months before I'm jumping up and down again. So probably 6 or 7 weeks before I'll be riding a bike again.

      It was nice to be out in the world again after being cooped up for so long. All in all, it was a great day and I'm happy to be beyond the stage of my foot being ultra-sensitive and constantly needing its position adjusted for comfort.

    3. Maes


      Hellbent said:

      It was nice to be out in the world again after being cooped up for so long.

      The world does not agree.

    4. Hellbent


      UPDATE: The orthopedic boot is so effective I was able to drive my car around the block. Granted I can't brake very well since my foot is so weak (the muscles in my shin are equally sprained and they control the damaged muscles in my foot). Don't worry, I drove very carefully and I live in a very rural area.

      Also, graduated from my grandmother's walker to standard hospital issue crutches. I just lost my balance and fell backward with the new crutches (still getting used to them). I was careful not to use my bad foot to prevent the fall, and so landed on my hip with the healing road burn. My foot didn't even feel a thing. Got up and kept on my merry way. Yes, I'm feeling optimistic about my road to recovery.


      My cousin needed to be picked up in town so I figured even though my foot is a bit weak I'd be extra careful driving. I recognized that since it was dusk it would be even more dangerous to be driving, so I drove slow: