Wednesday, October 8, 2008

MY LEFT FOOT!

Well lately I haven’t been posting much about making things. The things I’ve been making lately I can’t reveal yet (Although I would love to!) I think the last big step by step I was going through was the Angry Clobber Monkey prototype. The vinyl toy is slated to come out around December. I can’t wait. Currently the non-commercial art I’m working on is painting. Doing a Step by step about my painting process doesn’t appeal to me as much. There’s some artists out there who are more amazing with more technical know-how then I , plus I still have a hard time with some of my pieces and feel that when they work out it’s mostly dumb luck after much trail and error. There going to be some new sculpted pieces I will be covering soon.

In a month or so I will be more mobile. I’m recuperating right now from a long needed foot surgery. I loved to jog and was pretty committed to it for 11 years. Unfortunately after much pavement pounding and some bad genetics the cartilage in my big toe joint all but disappeared. I stopped running and picked up other exercise routines, but the deteriorated joint lead to daily foot pain. After dealing with this daily pain for several years and starting to walk like an old cowboy it was time to lean into it.

Last Thursday I final went in for the surgery.



The idea was to grind down the excesses bone growths (Bunions) that appear when there is too much wear on a certain area, and to take a small amount out of the middle
of the 1st metatarsal bone to shorten the length. This would create space so the my big toe could actually flex again. It worked out great!



There are two pins holding the new bone alignment in place.





Today I went in to have the bandage changed. This was my first time seeing what it all looked like. So I decided to share! Just in time for Halloween.

I’ve been fascinated with medical stuff all my life. It’s not really about making anything this time, my doctor is doing the making, I’m just doing the healing part.

Hopefully I haven’t succeeded in grossing every one out. I’m very excited at the prospect of having a whole new foot in a couple of months!

3 comments:

Ernest said...

Okay, that was gross.

Get better, David!

MM

Blog Trotter said...

My sister had an operation like that.

Boom Cookie said...

Ooph! A little pain to get rid of the big pain? So you had to go through this twice?? :(