It’s been a bit over two weeks since I broke my ankle. Since then, many of you, my readers, have posted comments of warm wishes for a speedy recovery. It felt a little odd, just saying “Thanks” in reply to each of them. Too much like an assembly line, too machine-like. Not enough heart. I wanted there to be heart.
Just making sure you all know, none of that went unnoticed. Indeed, it was the high point of my day anytime I read them. Even now, looking back, it warms the cockles of my heart rather nicely.
Obviously, I’d prefer being out in the woods, rather than writing about things to do with being out in the woods. I’m sure many of you can’t wait, either. Every time someone mentions how my blog helped them plan for a hike, I smile. This is all for you.
The recovery is going about as well as it will, but by my doctor’s estimates, I’m still not yet at the halfway mark, and that’s not counting the rehab phase. I’m expecting there will be no shortage of some kind of physical therapy before everything is back in place.
In the meantime, life proceeds apace.
Thanks again for all the warm wishes. Know that I wish as much for you.
May the sun shine warmly, the wind blow gently, and may the views be superb.
(And as always, stay safe out there.)
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I had no idea Carsten, must have missed that post.
Get Well Soon!
Wow. With how rumors go around, I’m surprised you didn’t hear the news from other sources. Short form is I broke my ankle coming down from Madison Hut after summiting Adams. It’s in my post from a couple weeks ago. You won’t be seeing my smiling face at work for a few weeks.
Thanks for the well wishes!
I’m another one of those hikers who has enjoyed your email posts over the past 1+ years. Wishing you the best during your healing process and I look forward to your future posts. You gave me your card in the fall of 2018 while hiking Sugarloaf and Spaulding and I have followed you ever since. At the time we were both were finishing up our NE67 4ks. I don’t hike as frequently as you but your posts have encouraged me to attempt the winter NH48 and this March am going to start section hiking the AT. Get well soon and see you on the trail!
Thanks for the well-wishes. I’m hoping to get well enough, soon enough, to hike up Springer Mountain myself. Stay safe, and I’ll see you on the trail!
Thanks for all your useful information posts while you recover. Really enjoying them.