Yep, I managed to walk the whole three blocks down to Safeway and back this afternoon. I walked painstakingly slowly, focusing on the entire physiological process of walking on my right foot. Heel through the metatarsal bones up through the toes. I could even feel the peronial tendon, the one with the tendonitis that they cut and threaded through a hole they drilled into my ankle six years ago, stretch a bit with each step. I think that's a good sign.
Walking so slow made me think of Hans Moleman, the mole-like character from the Simpsons "who is a lot younger than you think! He is constantly involved in accidents, and has been described as the 'Kenny' of the Simpson world" On last nights episode, the third airing this season, Mr. Burns shows up at the DMV with three people impaled on the grill of his car: Comic Book Guy, Crazy Cat Lady, and underneath those two was Hans Moleman, cane in hand, who says, "at least I'm getting out." LOL
Yup. That'd be me these days. And scarily enough, he's only 31 -- a year younger than me! Eek!