This week will mark the passing of the two-month boundary since the operation to “de-bulk” the bones of my left foot took place. It has been a long crawl since the progression of healing has not been as swift as I would have hoped. Of course, the fact that my body’s ability to repair itself has been compromised comes as no surprise, but that doesn’t mean it’s any easier to deal with.
As many of you who follow my column know, the bones on my left foot had become overgrown on the top and side of my left foot. This was due mostly to an old fracture that happened years ago. Last time, I spoke about all the factors that went into my decision to stop my medication for a short time in order to facilitate healing and assist my body in its defense of a recent infection. Now that the ordeal has finally passed and I am taking my RA medication once again, the healing process will again slow to a snail’s pace. I don’t have a very active schedule at the moment, but it does not lessen the fact that I am laid-up while recovering.