Landed on my ankle wrong yesterday in the last few minutes of class last night. After spending several minutes on the floor, I felt a bit better. Walked a few miles after class with my friends --- PROBABLY NOT THE SMARTEST THING TO DO. After that, my ankle started to hurt especially. Got home and notice my ankle was swollen. So, I iced it, elevated it, and took a couple of ibuprofen.
This morning...it looked better but still hurt. So, I went ahead to work...I knew I could keep it elevated and iced. But, it started to swell again. And, my co-worker stopped by...I told him I hoped it would go down by Sunday so I could hit the Trolley Run and the Zumba Party with Gina and Tonya (Zumba Super Stars) on Sunday. I would have to miss the corporate challenge mile walk tonight.
By the end of the conversation, I realized I better go to the doctor and make sure everything is copacetic. Thankfully, they were able to squeeze me in today. He poked and prodded. He believes I just have a sprain. He told me to ice, elevate, rest, and ibuprofen for a week. No teaching Zumba classes for a week. He said we could do a x-ray now or we could wait for a few days if no improvement. But, he didn't think there was anything indicated a break or fracture.
He went ahead and prescribed me a brace for Sunday's Zumba party...I spent a small fortune on the ticket and it would be a great opportunity to learn from some of the greatest Zumba instructors around. Sigh...I'm not sure if I should go....
I'm so thankful it's not too serious. I've never sprained anything before. But, started to freak out a bit when I thought about if it was something worse. 6 months of physical therapy, 3 months of acupuncture, 1 month of chiropractory, countless months of prayer and advil and icing, almost a year (not continuously) of flats (I love my heels - been wearing them since junior high), mri's/xrays/scans - for my knee. And of course, a few months of physical therapy for my shoulder. WHAT IF THIS MORE SERIOUS - I couldn't help but worry. But, then, I went to get fitted for my brace in a custom orthopedic and prosthetic shop. Looked around the room and there were alot of other folks in worse shape...
Hoping for a speedy recovery....Honestly, I'm a bit frustrated, I had hoped to hit (I've been dancing around 138 - plus or minus a pound for weeks) 136 or lower by May 9th..I will be headed back home to OKC for business travel and a day and half for pleasure. I want to look my best but also wanted to enjoy myself....Plus, about 2 weeks after that trip, I have another work event...I will see all my clients I work with remotely daily and all my counterparts...spread across the country.
Well...somehow, this became a lengthy blog then expected :)