Though I won't be doing the walk this year, I can still count my blessings: first, I am now mostly without pain; and second, I have devised clever workarounds so that many will never know I even had surgery. There's nothing wrong with my brain or my hands, so power and speed just take another shape now.
Thank you to everyone for your good wishes these past weeks. By the end of August, I should be able to wear shoes again. Until then, it's socks and sandals.