I'm making progress on my post-orthopedic-surgery healing. Today my surgeon cleared me to start walking again, for the first time in ten weeks! Granted, I'm on crutches, can only put so much weight down, I move slowly, and I get sore and cranky pretty quickly, but I am walking. The process may be slow but at least there is measurable improvement.
As I've written before, my right ankle now contains a collection of metal plates, pins, and screws to hold the new bone arrangement in place. Well, today's doctor visit also brought a mild surprise -- one of the screws on the right-hand side did not hold to the bone as well as planned. It doesn't seem like it will be a problem or affect me for the worse, though. That's the good news.
The bad news is this: my family now proudly trumpets that they have medical confirmation that I have a screw loose.
Sigh. At least so far I've been able to keep them from saying "another screw loose."