Although our flight had gone as smoothly as possible the day before, my leg had still been through a lot. By the time we got to the hotel my foot was more swollen than ever and my calf muscles were aching unbearably. We decided that yesterday was a good day for a zero day in order to help recuperate. I stayed in bed with my leg elevated the entire day. Meanwhile Shannon and Mom took advantage of the time to get some maintenance done on the Volvo at a local dealership. Afterward, we were very surprised to learn the the routine maintenance costs were included under the warranty, and were therefore free…I love that car! When Mom and Shannon got back to the hotel, they asked if I was craving any particular food? I was in fact craving chicken satay (chicken covered in peanut sauce). Truly not trying to be difficult, but they asked. They left to grab dinner and sure enough they found a Thai restaurant nearby and brought back chicken satay and it was excellent!
By the end of the day, after nursing my leg all day, I still had no feeling in the bottom of my foot, and my leg was still too stiff to even come near fully extending my knee, I started to seriously wonder if my days of walking are behind me. It feels sort of like a chicken wing the way it is curled up and too weak to hold my weight. My brother Aaron flies in on Sunday, and my hope is that I’ll be able to ride motorcycles down the coast with him, but it is not looking too optimistic. I don’t want to have to ride bitch on my own bike, but I’m prepared to if it comes to that. With the condition of my leg, this blog may start to become more about food, and less about motorcycles and adventure.