Thursday, September 27, 2012

Light At The End of The Tunnel


I haven't blogged in forever.

Have been incredibly busy with work, work travel....and physical therapy :(

Yes. This DANG ankle just wasn't getting better on it's own.

I finally got in to the see the doctor the 2nd week of August and she ordered x-rays and then, when that didn't show a fracture, an mri.

After several stressful days of worrying that it might be the worst case scenario of the ones she mentioned, she confirmed that the mri showed scar tissue consistent with a sprain and that she recommended several weeks of physical therapy.

I was diagnosed with weakness of the ankle and tendinitis. Which I googled - apparently it's very common to develop after an ankle. Tendinitis is incredibly uncomfortable and painful.

We spent several weeks doing treatments to help calm it down - ultra-sound and stretches. And, now we are working on getting back to where I was before I got hurt.

I'm almost back to normal as far as strength, movement, and function with the ankle. But, I am definitely not where I was before as far as cardio.

A few more weeks and I should be back to normal and in my heels!!!! It's been a long, long summer without them...

I've got about 3 - 4 more pounds to lose to get back to where I was. I've lost about 4.5 to 5 pounds. I cut my calories down to about 1200 to 1300, watched my carbs count a bit more, and now that i'm feeling a bit better I'm walking a mile/two or in pt or taking a weight lifting class. 

In a few weeks, KC is hosting a 5k/half/relay/marathon. It's a great race with really good turn out and enthusiasm. I should be able to walk/run it! :)

1 comment:

Lady KararD said...

I hope the race went well. Much success to cutting those next 3-4 pounds. Hard work, but you can do it!!