Back at the hospital to check on the bandages. I come here every 3 to 4 days. My toe is healing well but is super sensitive while the stitching around the lymph nodes is taking longer to heal because it keeps swelling. It has a tendency to accumulate liquid which forms a large bubble under the skin that ruptures occasionally. Not painful but just uncomfortable.
Needless to say, that the progress is inspiring! Our body fights so much to get well it’s incredible! I limped out of here on crutches and today I walked in unaided! Still limping slightly, but what a difference and better is how happy you get just to be able to walk again!
I should have gone on that last run before the surgery! It will be a while before I can do that again. That’s the thing about this…I was always making excuses for myself why I wouldn’t run on a particular day. Today I look back and think….how silly….you can run! I never thought that that simple truth can be taken away. Life is about rejoicing and being thankful that you have legs, lungs and a heart that function to run! Next time I run, I will remember just how something so simple is such a massive privilege And how fortunate I am to just…run!