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Bummer Update

Saturday September 3, 2011
Glacier Campground Site F10
West Glacier, Montana


Thanks so much for all your sympathetic comments. 
I so appreciate them especially since about all I can do now,
without buying a wheel chair,
is read, and check email and blog comments.

Here are some answers to some of the questions
and comments you all sent me without
reference @ anyone specific.

The radiologist says it is definitely broken again. 
I haven’t talked to an Orthopedic Surgeon
yet since they don’t have office hours
on a 3 day week-end holiday.
Obviously they didn’t realize they should
so I could have an appointment RIGHT NOW!

The “natural” way is what I chose the first time
and I eat a very healthy diet
but it appears thia little piece of the bone
may not heal permanently on its own.  
I wasn’t doing anything unusual or
anything that I haven’t done
a million times in the past
10 years so it’s not clear
that going the natural way again will keep me
from subsequent injuries just like this. 

But I won’t know my options until I get multiple
medical opinions which are difficult
to obtain without multiple office visits.

Seems like Odel’s knee replacement
didn’t keep him off of it for from 6 to 8 weeks
which is what happened last time to me. 
Do they replace defective ankles??


Chuck and Anneke…would love to email
you about your experience.   When/where
and how long.   Can you drop me a line
at RVDreamlife@gmail.com ?

That email is good for any of you.
Would love to hear from you
any time!

Sure hope I can get in to see a specialist
who can give me some options here.

On another note,
David went out today and did the hike we were
going to do to Avalanche Lake.
He’ll hopefully write something about it
whenever he gets to it and I’ll
post it.  But without that, there are
no pictures.


  1. You are right - Odel was back to walking pretty quickly. I'm sure his surgeon would be peeved to know that he has moved far beyond "functional walking" (his goal for the first 6 months), but for O, functional walking means hiking 4-5 miles whenever he feels like it!

    Yes, I think they "do" ankles, but would much rather repair (when feasible) than replace. If you have to have any joints replaced, hope you are old enough for Medicare (another reason to embrace age 65).

    We hiked to Avalance Lake once. Very pleasant hike with a beautiful lake at the end. A chipmunk ran up my leg while I ate my sandwich - I was so shocked that, before I realized what I was doing, I kicked my leg out hard and launched him into the air. He didn't try that again, with me anyway.

    So sorry about your troubles - the pain, the hassles, and the boredom. :(

  2. Oh Sherry, I am so sorry. Do whatever you need to do to get back in tip-top condition so you get back to those wonderful adventures. I am so careful going up and down hilly areas, I'm petrified of breaking something!

  3. I absolutely feel your frustration. Been there, done that. Hang in there.

    Will be anxious to hear the next installment. Will keep you updated on Cheraw...if it stops raining long enough for us to get there :)

  4. David is a man of many talents. I'm waiting to see what he comes up with to make you more mobile.

    Hope that you're not it too much pain, that would only make a bum situation worse.


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