Road to Recovery: Final Entry
It has been 5 months and one week since I injured my foot and the recovery has been slow, but still faster than expected. When I initially was injured, “6 months to 8 months” for a recovery was what I was told. Now, at a little over 5 months, I am not 100% but close to it.
I can now kiteboard, wakeboard, run and workout. I can move my foot up and down and about 50% of my flexibility is back side to side. I still have pain, but it isn’t constant and I feel it getting better every day.
It has been a long path and I, again, want to thank everyone who has supported me through this time. Dr. J-What can I say, you made me better! Thanks for taking good care of me. Michi-you were my rock. You took care of me in every way and made sure I kept up my spirits. It would have been a much worse experience without you, but somehow you made it almost positive! David Green-you patiently took all of my calls and requests to call my doctor and always gave sound advice. You helped take away a lot of anxiety and helped things get moving faster, which I am sure contributed to my recovery. Amanda-you were great! That care package right after I got hurt was amazing. You were always ready with an encouraging word. Jeanne-You never forgot about me and our lunch dates to make sure I actually left the house were something I looked forward to immensely! Ryan-What is a kiteboarding instructor who can’t work..? A very poor one. You helped me out a lot by hiring me for the website and I can’t be more grateful. I not only made it through that tough financial time, but now I can continue to work for you and be involved in the community in a different way than I was before!
I am sure I forgot people, but know that any kind word or message was amazing during this time. Thanks again and I’ll see you all out on the water!