I went back to the doctor today because, well, the toe is still not lifting. It wouldn't really be a problem because I have figured out that I don't use it very much, but it hangs down and gets in the way.
It really hasn't caused me any problems, but I have been slightly worried. I did everything the PT told me to do. I yelled at the toe to lift. I moved my other toes back and forth and strained to flex my little toe to no avail. Eventually I stopped going to PT because there was no point.
The doctor and I determined that the tendon is no longer attached. It was not just "sleeping". He said I could either leave it how it is, or have surgery again. Leaving it this way would require me to tape it every day for the rest of my life. So I chose surgery.
But the good news is that I can pick when my surgery will be. I told the doctor about the Soggy Bottom and he said it's fine if I wait until after then. Then he proceed to drill me with questions about the race, not because he was worried about my toe, but because he has ridden the resurrection trail from Hope to Cooper and back and was intrigued. I may have just recruited a new racer!
I'm going to have the surgery about 10 days after the Soggy Bottom. Then I have to wear a big boot for 4 weeks. I won't be able to run or bike during that time, but to be honest I think I'm going to be all trained out. I had scheduled a month of recovery before starting to think about any more races, so this will work out well.
The only big inconvenience is that I won't be able to do any hard hiking. And I'll probably lose much of the fitness I gained from training. I will be fully recovered by mid-September though and be ready to go to Moab in October. Woohoo!
That's all for now.