I don't know if I've talked about the ankle/foot pain I have been having on my blog yet. I don't think I have. I started having some ankle pain back in June that kind of came and went. It seemed to get worse the more I worked out (trying to lose the baby weight). My resident doctor/husband told me to take it easy on the exercise and wear a brace while doing so. I started doing less strenuous exercise and wore my brace. It went away for a while and then would creep back every now and then. Last month, the pain got so bad I was limping a lot of the time. It also now hurts all the time instead of just toward the end of the day. So, I decided to go to the doctor to see what was up. My Dr. referred me to an orthopedic Dr. and sent me for an x-ray. The
x-ray showed nothing which I thought was good because it meant there was no stress fracture or anything. I went to the orthopedic Dr. yesterday and here is what I look like today:
Attractive, no? Yes, I am wearing a boot (air cast). I have tendonitis in my right foot/ankle. As if chasing a 10 month old around this house wasn't challenging enough. Now I have to do it with this big ole thing on my foot. It is really uncomfortable and I'm thinking it is making my pain worse not better. But, I have strict orders to wear this for 3 weeks and to stay off my feet as much as possible. Yeah, right. I can take it off to sleep and that's pretty much it. Lovely. No working out either. Apparently my foot doesn't know that I need to get into a bathing suit in 2 months. I'm so excited for our trip to Mexico and finally had something that really motivated me to actually want to work out. Now I can't. I'm still going to do what I can. Some sit ups, arm weights, etc. but all I can say is that this BLOWS! I guess it is better than the Dr.'s first suggestion which was a regular cast. I laughed in his face. This was option #2. I have no idea how/why I got this. He said it could be due to me starting a regular workout schedule after not working out while I was pregnant and then he spouted off something about hormones. I'll show you hormones buddy! So now I am kicking myself for not working out while I was pregnant. I tried but the pinched nerve in my back had other ideas. Well that, and the first four months of all day nausea that prevented me from doing almost everything that I normally do. I love my boot. I love my boot. I love my boot. Nope....saying it over and over doesn't work. I HATE my boot!