Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Personal Note

I'm having surgery next month to remove a floating, bone growth from my ankle. I thought I had a bad Achilles tendon, but that was wrong. This has been a problem for two-and-a-half years. During that time, I've gone from an active, sporting cyclist to a plodding, occasional rider. I'm hopeful that I'll return to my old self after healing from the surgery.

I won't say much more about this, but I thought I'd reveal this to those of you who may be interested. The rest of you can just ignore this.

The growth is officially known as a Haglund's deformity. That has a nice sound, doesn't it? If you look it up, I want you to know that I don't wear pumps.


GrimTim said...

I know it isn't supposed to be good news when you are diagnosed with such a scientific sounding malady, but this could be a great relief! Here's hoping.

Frostbike said...

You were hampered by this on last year's 3 speed tour. Glad to know you've at least found a diagnosis.

And I still like you, even though you do wear pumps. Don't be ashamed.

Snakebite said...

I suspected you don't wear pumps. You're more of a stiletto heal dude I'm sure.

Good luck with the surgery.

Scorpicon said...

Here's to a quality, speedy recovery. Your blog is always better when you're cyclin'. :-)

Snak Shak said...

Ugh. Good luck with the surgery - hopefully that will put you on the road to recovery promptly (groan).

Sophzilla said...

Yipes! Glad your getting it taken care of. When I read Haglund's deformity I thought that of course you would have something with an odd name. It sounds just like something you would make up. :)