On the Bench

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Back from LONG time ago.... (Read 416 times)

    This is a repeat post from one of the other forums....but saw group and thought I would fit in since I've been on the bench for quite awhile...... I’m not even sure where to start on posting again so I’ll just start…… I joined RA back last year when I started running in Oct. I was having the time of my life in the fact I had not ran in years, my weight was coming down, my speed and endurance was increasing, I was up to 20 miles a week and had signed up for the 1,000 mile club at the first of the year. Now for the downside and my absence since Feb and March. First of all we moved, and I had problems with my computer, getting setup on a new ISP. BUT I was still running, just missing posting on my log and reading the forums. Then on the 1st of April, I was running a new route by my workplace and was not watching where my feet were going. I took a very bad tumble and severely sprained my left ankle. The doctor said if I had broken it my recovery time would have been better. A little over four months later my ankle is finally starting to heal. Hopefully! I started walking again about a month ago against my doctor’s wishes, but she said if it wasn’t hurting then continue. It hurt some, but not to bad. Today I started adding some short jogs in my walk to see if my ankle can hold up to it. My next doctor’s appointment is Wed. and I’m hoping she will say I can continue as long as the ankle doesn’t look to swollen. She feels if I can continue with PT I will not need surgery, but it will be a slow recovery. So with my plans to run 1,000 miles in 2007 and to run a ½ marathon in Sept. have all come to nothing. Can you say the word depression? I could not find the will power to post when I was so dead in the water so to speak and all working out came to a halt. I finally decided that I needed to kick myself in the butt and become accountable again. So hello again to all! I’m going to start logging again. I’m sorry that my logging is going to include walking but its back to baby steps and anything else I can do to motivate my recovery. This has been a great site and I’m excited to see a lot of familiar names here. Looks like Eric’s site is still growing! Gayle

    "Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." Aaron Douglas Trimble

      Hi Gayle, welcome back - and yes - we not only can say depression - we can spell it backwards Wink As for the baby steps - any steps are good Big grin Let us know how your appointment goes on Wednesday Smile

      Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown)




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        Dr. appointment tomorrow! I'm nervious! I did another walk/jog today and the ankle was tender during the workout. Can't call it a run.....since I'm not there yet! Sad So it's ice tonight and hope the doctor thinks I'm doing ok.

        "Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." Aaron Douglas Trimble

          crossing my fingers for you Smile

          Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown)




          Go With The Flow
          Thyroid Support Group

            Good news...in fact great news. Big grin He said yes my ankle is still swollen but he's seen where sprains can take up to 9 months before the swelling completely goes away. My ankle is "lose" and needs strengthening and after a few weeks of stability excersices he feels like I'll be on my way. He does not think surgery is in my future. So with that said he gave me a long list of things to do. Lots of calf raises, wrapping a band around my GOOD foot and doing pulls from all directions while standing on my bad leg, standing on a pillow or matteres on bad leg only and moving a 5 lb weight from side to side. Everything I can do to force that ankle to learn to stabilize itself. THEN he said to buy a lace up ankle brace and continue with my walk slow jog routine. I figured I would either get yelled at or told to keep going. He's saying keep going, BUT to put the brace on. Then I got the lecture of walk then slow job, then walk, then slow jog. NO running, NO jogging without walk breaks, and do NOT, repeat do NOT over stress the ankle. Then or course give the ankle ice baths when swelling starts. He gave me some type of electric (?) treatment that took some of the swelling down. So now I don't see him until Sept. 6th and go from there. K - have to "run". Talk later. Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin

            "Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." Aaron Douglas Trimble

              that's great news! so glad that he thinks you won't need surgery Smile
                Yeah! Glad to hear things went better than expected Smile

                Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown)




                Go With The Flow
                Thyroid Support Group

                  Gayle - thats great news! And even better news that you found a doctor who really wants to work with you to get you back to running!
                    Yep! I'm very happy! Big grin The last doctor who transfered me to this doctor would not even let me do squats, lunges or calf raises. I think it's funny that one of my must dos is calf raises. Roll eyes Roll eyes And I'm taking care....I'm a bit tender after the run/jog and excersies yesterday so it was just a short walk today. I'm hoping to do the walk/jog thing tomorrow. It's good to be back! Thanks, all!

                    "Nothing's better than the wind to your back, the sun in front of you, and your friends beside you." Aaron Douglas Trimble