I’ve gotten a few inquiries into how my recovery is proceeding.
In a word, well.
I’ve been walking without a cane for a month. My leg is, on balance, about as good as it was before the operation. I can do some things better, and some things are not yet up to where they were pre-op. Still, I am continuing to make progress, and hope for a return to full use of my leg.
My brain continues to heal, but I’m not back to normal yet. Or maybe I am, and it’s the Keppra (anti-seizure med) that I’m taking that’s making me feel tired. I haven’t had any seizures, but apparently it’s routine to prescribe the drug prophetically after the kind of surgery that I had. I get off the Keppra in a couple of weeks, and hope that I’ll feel a lot better then.
I still can’t exercise much without getting headaches, so I’m cooling it there. When I do get back to my full exercise program, I’m going to have a lot of catching up to do. Walking on flat ground is what I’m mostly doing now. I got an Apple watch to keep track of my exercise, and I now know that I need to keep my heart rate under 100 beats/min.
I’ve done a little photography outside. I want to resume the Los Robles infrared pano series that I was doing last year, but am concerned about unevenness underfoot. This is a big year for pigs, so there is a lot of unevenness to deal with.
Thanks for all of your support.