Monday, March 3, 2008

Troy's Foot Pain

(3/3/08) I had heel surgery on Jan 30th by Dr. Dana Verch, orthopedic surgeon in Auburn, to fix some issues in the back of my left heel.
For 9 yrs I've had pain back there and Dr. Verch estimated that there was a bone spur, a calcified part of the achilles tendon, and a degenerated bursa sac.  He went in and removed all of that, including a part of my heel bone behind the bursa sac.  He only removed 10% of my achilles at the attachment and said the rest of my achilles looked very good.

The first 2 weeks I was on crunches.  Then I used a special boot to get around real well and could swim a little with pull-buoys.  After a month now I can almost walk normally (slowly) and I can ride my bike 20 miles.  It seems that every day I get a little more strength and mobility back into my achilles.  Maybe I can try running in a couple more weeks...

No, I haven't been going crazy without the running.  I got in a few good runs before the surgery so it's been nice reflecting back on those.  I've been really busy with work so haven't really thought about training.

There's still pain in the heel from the surgery so I don't know if my original problem is cured or not.  But either way, I'm glad I had the procedure done and everything's gone very well.  And the Lord has made it really easy, giving me a lot of help in Robin and a job that I can do from home.  Spring is coming, looking forward to getting out more :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Racing & Training

In 2008, Troy, Robin and little Anna Rose expect a lot of excitement with the coming of a new baby.  Robin is pregnant and is due to give birth at the end of July.  Anna's birthday is July 29 so she just might have to share that day with her new sibling...hopefully she won't mind(=  Anna is doing very well.  She loves to "wake up and play", run, bike, and explore.  She plans on doing some fun runs this year like the year before and cheering on Daddy and later Mommy at the races.  Troy is recovering from heel surgery (see below) and is working really hard.  He is back with Rockwell Collins and is working out of our home with their Iowa office.  He's back on his bike and in the pool.  He's looking forward to doing some 1/2 Ironmans and short tris in the near future.  Robin continues to stay fit with swimming, spinning and running.  She enjoys playing and chasing after Anna.  She looks forward to doing some short tris after the baby comes.

We so grateful for the many gifts and blessings that the Lord has given us.  We have found a wonderful church home.  We both are part of a couples Bible study which is a first.  Robin is also a part of Women's study too.  Anna loves Sunday school and looks forward to playing with the kids.  Our desire is to continue to keep the Lord first in everything.  He is a wonderful God and Savior and we want to glorify Him in all that we do. 

We'll keep you posted on our season:)  Thank you for visiting our site!  Feel free to e-mail us any comments.  God Bless!