Finally, I’m back in the woods! Just an easy two miles but no pain! My right calf is healing. I will continue to take it easy. Reinjuring it would be disastrous.
I used 2 trekking poles for the first time. Wow. Much less stress on my lower half and even some upper body work. It was a little like X-Country skiing with no glide. Actually, exactly like going uphill on skis. That’s why it felt familiar!
Ugh. Had my pre-op exam today; blood work, chest xray, and EKG. Weird tech was trying hard to make me feel comfortable when I didn’t need it. He was speaking at me like I was 5 or 85. I guess this is my future now. It turns me into a cynic instantly when I’m talked down to. Ever read Rabbit at Rest? Updike. I will be like John Rabbit, cranky, if I get treated like this. I really am beginning to sense this different attitude I am getting now. Medicare doesn’t mean senile please you all.
Just another phase to pass through.
I visited Stan Wilson today. My VB captain’s dad. Chip said he was ready. I agree. Content. 85. He said to me that he’s had a great life and thanked me for visiting an “old guy” like him.
It was such a pleasure.