Improvement: You never know what's going to happen

Blog Post created by jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 on Oct 30, 2016

Something happened yesterday. 16 years and 5 months ago, I severed my right foot working on a jobsite. I broke my leg in 80 places. Two months after it happened I was told my ankle bone had died. (Most likely from continuing to smoke and depriving that area of the oxygen it needed from my blood and getting carbon monoxide instead) 5 surgeries, 3 years in a wheelchair and crutches. Probably a year of physical therapy over those three years. I haven't been able to walk without a limp since March 1999. Yesterday, when I ran out to capture that sunrise, my foot hit a stepping stone hard and something snapped. I can now walk without a limp. Yes I will still swell and cause me pain every day but, being able to push off without limping is a good thing.