Welcome to My Personal Pa(i)ge
As some of you know already, I am back in DC and also, literally, back on my feet.
On Saturday, October 23, I’m participating in the 35th annual Walk & 5K to End HIV benefiting the HIV programs and services of Whitman-Walker Health. This will be my first 5K since having a sesamoidectomy, also known as having a tiny bone in my foot removed because it got a nonunion stress fracture and didn't respond to any treatments. Additionally, the 5K takes place on almost exactly the 1-year mark post-surgery, which is coincidentally about the amount of time it takes to fully recover from a sesamoidectomy.
I decided the Whitman-Walker 5K would be a great use of my fully-healed-foot, and I hope you will support me with a donation. I only recently have been able to start running even short distances again after not being able to run for about a year and a half. After a bunch of x-rays, a dancer's pad, a walking boot, a steroid shot right in the bottom of my foot, an MRI, a bone stimulator (that did NOT work!) and then finally resorting to surgery followed by 3 weeks on crutches, I can actually run a 5K without pain again. Am I really leaning into this injury thing to guilt you into donating? Maybe! Did I mention I'm also super likely to get a bunion in my left foot now, because that's a common long-term side effect of having foot bones removed from places you're supposed to have foot bones? (I don't actually NEED to guilt you into supporting a 5K to end HIV, right? Don't be a dick.)
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