It has been 8 months since I last rode, walked or did anything physical. But today marked the end of an ordeal I hope I don’t have to go through again.
It started when I got a huge blister riding 600 hard miles in August and it turned into a foot ulcer that wouldn’t heal. Seems as you age you can lose flesh in the foot and pressure there will not let it heal. So I finally relented and had a bone in the foot removed to eliminate the pressure and finally it has healed.
During this time I also dealt with bladder cancer from prostate radiation to include 30 hyperbaric chamber sessions. Last week I had a semi-final inspection and things have progressed quite well. I have been prescribed 20 more “dives” to finish up the healing process.
So today I rode a shaky 13 miles and oh my how things have deteriorated. It’s going to be a long haul back up out of this pit.