Since my surgery I took my shot for 104.35 miles or roughly 183,000 foot falls. Not a single step was enjoyable by any stretch of the imagination. Almost every mile was run out of anger and regret. That's no way to run...
As the miles piled up my right knee hurt worse and worse. The tendons were working overtime compensating for my lack of foot function. Before long my knee was "boggy" and hurting every minute of every day. I was losing sleep. I stubbornly tried to run through it, but eventually realized it was not possible this time.
On May 6 my body was forever changed. I've slowly accepted the fact that more likely than not, I will never be the same and will never recover 100%. This is not me giving up, so please don't read that into it. Its just me being realistic and making what I believe is a good decision towards forward progress with my recovery.
So I ended up getting a light that is bright enough for me to safely cycle in the dark.