Boy is it good to be home! I feel like I keep saying this, but it is truly great to be back and getting back to normal again. Things have continued to be very busy here in Atlanta. I have been wearing the leg more and more, trying to get ready for work where I will be wearing it all day long.
This weekend Ashley and I went to the Buford Highway Farmers Market. If you are in Atlanta and haven’t been there, it is definitely worth checking out! They have an unbelievable produce section, with more exotic vegetables than you can imagine. We bought some ridiculously large potatoes and had one later that day. Probably the best potato I have ever had. I don’t know why it was so good, but Ashley and I both independently decided that it was one of the best potatoes we had ever tasted. On top of the vegetables they also had an incredible sea food market, with live blue crabs, crawfish and even frogs! Here are a few more shots I took of the exotic selections available there (click the picture for the full size version):
We also watched Rory McIlroy dominate the US Open this weekend. He seems like such a great kid, and is definitely coming along at the right time. After Tiger’s fall from grace golf is in need of another hero, and I think Rory just might fit the bill. Hopefully he doesn’t let it all go to his head like Tiger did!
As I said, I have been wearing the leg a lot and am getting used to having it on for long periods of time. Unfortunately, because of the size fluctuations that are still occurring in my leg, the socket tends to be rather uncomfortable and painful at times. I have pain pills for the resulting discomfort, but am hoping that my leg stops fluctuating soon so that I can get a socket made that wont require me to take pain pills to wear it.
I have continued to schedule appointments and get things ready for my return to work. I am seeing another prosthetist tomorrow morning and have various other appointments next week. My parents are still in New York and have movers coming to pack up the apartment tomorrow. Hopefully everything will go smoothly with their departure!
This weekend Ashley is taking me to Savannah for an early birthday celebration. Neither of us have been to Savannah and we are both looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately the weather report says it is going to be raining the whole time we are there, but I have no doubt we will have a great time anyway! We have heard that we need to check out the Crab Shack on Tybee Island, but if anyone has any other recommendations of fun things to do while we are there, we would love to hear them!