Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Boot

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!


Olive Oyl said...

We have twin boots! Yeah... so funny. :)

See Sherm Blog said...

OH NO! Surprisingly, you are the THIRD person I know this month who has had to strap one of those on! What is going on???

Ok, hormones?? I've never heard of that. Not that I'm a doctor and all, but that sounds like a weird explanation. Hope the next 3 weeks aren't horrible and you're able to get used to that boot. Maybe you can jazz it up with some color? A bow? Jewels? Puffy paint? No?

Hmmm... well grey is the new black.

Talia said...

how sad!! I'm so sorry-- what a pain for you. It's so hard too, when you have a little one to take care of. I'll be praying you feel better soon! And don't worry, I bet you will still look fabulous on your vacation, no matter what! :)

Sally said...

oh my gosh! I'm so sorry you have to wear that. I hope it gets better soon. Listen to the doc so it doesn't get worse. you're going to have some AWESOME looking abs and arms after all those upper body workouts. =)

Tim said...

That's a real bummer. Can you swim?


Lacey said...

What the hell is that! Jenn - you poor thing! I am so sorry you have tendonitis, that just sounds painful and 3 weeks is a long time. Booo! I hope your ankle feels better after all this!

bandofbrothers said...


so sorry for your tendonitis. that is tough. my sister broke her big toe a while back and was completely miserable that she could not wear any cute shoes. we have new respect for feet issues!

and have i mentioned how much i love your header pic? well i do!