Quick and Dirty

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Two Months

It's been a bit over two months and I've given the velcro boot the heave ho. I'm over that thing. Now I get to delve into my collection of nice shoes with heels and wear them around. A few things to note in this photo.....first, I'm standing on both feet, second my right leg is skinnier than my left and third the scar is hiding.

I got my bill for surgery yesterday and am starting a little contest. Guess closest to the correct amount (in euros) to my surgery bill and you'll not only get lasting fame but I will send you a personally signed limited edition trading card. The bill includes surgery, a night in the hospital and two inedible meals. Contest ends March 1st. Happy guessing!



At 1:57 PM, Blogger P O C O N O S said...

that looks awful. how long will it take to get your right leg normal?


At 2:45 PM, Blogger Josh and Barb said...

It will take between 10-12 months before my legs match again. I'm not allowed to race until 8-9 months. I rode the trainer today with two bikes shoes. That's a step in the right directions.


At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Natasha and Derrick said...

Thanks for the congrats Barb. Derrick says he's the frites, so I guess I'm the creamy, fattening mayo :(.
Riding the trainer isn't so bad, that's what us Canadian's have to do 6 months of the year. Now you're more Canadian than ever.....you really should move here.
Okay, frites thinks the bill was $3200 euros. I think it was 1500 euros.
I'm looking forward to seeing that autographed trading card in the mail,
take care,

At 7:39 PM, Blogger Brooke Hoyer said...

Holy cow, your right achillies still looks swollen. Or is that scar tissue?

I've already got a signed trading card (from Friday at NAHBS) so I won't hazard a guess as to the total cost.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger velogirl said...

wow! the atrophy is amazing, but you'll regain your muscle mass quickly. and you know, there are lots of folks who have one leg bigger than the other......

I don't have patience to convert to euros, but I'm gessing $16k. no, $21k since you got two meals.

happy heeling (pun intended).


At 10:11 PM, Blogger Josh and Barb said...

Frites and mayo,

Didn't you two already get some signed trading cards? I think I've been on the trainer more this year than the past five years combined. That's what you get for being soft and living in a place with no snow. Depending on who wins the next election I just might become Canadian. Do you guys have space at your house for a visitor?

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Josh and Barb said...

Yes, my right achilles is still very swollen. It's a combination of scar tissue that I painfully massage several times a day and a terrible case of cankles. In another few months it should be better but will probably never be quite like the left leg again.

There's no way I'll let my legs remain different sizes, my need for visual symmetry won't allow it. Not that there's anything wrong with different size legs I just need to have matching legs.

At 8:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to go with around $3500. However, I understand that you could have gotten it done in India for 1/6 of the cost, according to google anyway.

At 1:33 PM, Blogger bikesgonewild said...

...hey, shapely gams, even if you do look like two different chicks from behind...hah !...

...i'm betting more like 29k euros, unfortunately...

...bottom line, glad to see you back in more or less 'regular' action, but i don't think the boot & crutches slowed you down too much...your energy always seems to be on top of it...

At 2:06 PM, Blogger cyclingsloat said...

8 to 9 months! Bummer, However that would be just in time for cross!

I'm guessing 2400 euros. Not including the beer.

get well, be well.

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess of $3500 above would be approximately 2360 euros.

At 8:46 AM, Blogger Heidi said...

Your BOOBOO leg will be tip top in time. You're the kinda gal that works hard to get the desired results regardless of the physiology. Get what you want in life dear heart.
xo H

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Jen Tilley said...

look'en good! good to see you standing with your heel all the way down- hows the PT going? you can come to CO since we are riding the trainers here in boulder too- ha! you'd fit right in!

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


How is the leg, after more than 6 months?


At 9:32 PM, Anonymous http://www.californiahealthplans.com/blue-cross said...

Hope your leg will be fine and will be normal again.It will took long after your leg be back in normal?
Be sure that you have medical insurance when you get check up to the hospital, like Blue Cross medical insurance

At 9:32 PM, Anonymous blue cross of california said...

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