Halloween and my health status update

Another Halloween has passed and though I’ve been a bit down-and-out-for-the-count, I still managed to have a good time (thank you Amy!). Now, I just realized that the title of this post is a bit misleading and I certainly don’t want to mislead anyone. My health is just fine…it’s my right foot that’s been keeping me laid up. How it happened? Well, one of my newest passions has become Pickleball and I happen to live around the corner from some stellar Pickleball courts. I try to play as much as possible through the week. Some weeks I get in a few days worth of sessions, other weeks I’m lucky to get just one. The beginning of this week I went to play Monday morning and about an hour in, while lunging for a shot I managed to roll/twist my ankle pretty bad. Ugh!

I ended up limping back home to ice and elevate my foot (after swallowing a lot of Ibuprofen). The pain was excruciating and lasted for a few days. Needless-to-say, I didn’t get much else done for the past few days.

Today- I feel a whole lot better but still have some residual pain and am still walking with a limp, so I’m staying off of the foot a little bit but managing to walk a bit as well. Hey- at least I’m not taking pain killers before bed and am off of the ibuprofen as well! I feel that, for a guy my age that I am healing rather quickly considering.

Now, to move forward. I hope that your Halloween was a great one. I have included a picture of the first pumpkin that I have carved in a least the past 6/7 years. It took about 20 minutes (fastest I’ve ever carved a pumpkin) and I think that it came out pretty cool.