I have been so silent on the blog about work outs and diet. To be honest the past 5 weeks I have struggled focusing on changes, staying focused, and just motivated. I feel like if I wrote daily on the blog, which I like to do, but It would just be like “Today I am mad I am in a boot because __________” and just this awful broken record.
It is official, today I was given 4 more weeks in my walking cast! He was ready to book a surgery but I gave a plea for something else. Well, seeing as I have been wearing a hefty brace since the fall, 3x a week Physical Therapy for what seemed forever, steroids, and now the boot for 5 weeks…now 4 more!
There is a fluid buildup around my tendon still, and pain around the ankle and up in into my leg. I am looking back to when I thought I had posterior shin splints and just shaking my head.
When do you know?
I am thinking back to when the pain started high in the leg, and just hurt tremendously all the time. I would ice, and pop on some KT tape and keep on going. I have never had so many problems with my feet!! This is all too similar to when I was rowing in college, and it took a year to diagnose my torn labrum in my hip, and get surgery to repair something that would never repair itself. When I had that surgery I had not been rowing in over 6 months, and he said it was so torn up in there and other gross details that he would have thought I was rowing right up to the surgery it was so bad.
I used to joke that WebMD.com diagnosed me a year before my actual sports doctors did. I joked, but if you ask my then roommate it was totally true! Webmd took my random hip pains and besides diagnosing me with cancer and other random things the number 2 diagnosis was torn labrum. Now I did not hop on webmd this time, I feel I was diagnosed pretty quickly, just I ignored it and did my two half marathons anyways. This is sort of my fault, yet a mystery on how this initial injury happened so I am not taking the whole blame!
So it is super hot and humid, hard for me to walk around, but I am going to try to regroup and figure out how to stay active on the top half of my body a little better. This summer is going to be so long if I do not figure it out, especially since if surgery does happen and I will be totally non weight bearing for 4 weeks! Eek!
Have you been injured or unable to exercise before, how did you try and stay fit.