Sunday, June 14, 2009

What was I thinking??!?!

I've been hobbling around for a week now. My legs below my knees have been sheer agony! On Tuesday I finally went to a Dr. about the excrutiating pain. The diagnosis? Looks like stress fractures of the tibia. Nice! I'm on Percocet, Toradol, and a topical anti-inflamitory as well. They still hurt like nothing I have ever experienced. I've been put on sedentary duties at work for a week. I feel so lazy. I can't do anything really. Yesterday I had to take Hunter to Calgary for his Nexxus card interview (which they couldn't finish due to a computer glitch) and it involved a little walking. Hah! We stopped at a mall to get him some new shoes and it was all I could do to get that done and get back in the car to drive home. What a wimp I am!! My bones haven't been the same since cancer took my hormone goodies and I should have taken that into consideration in my training schedule. These lame old bones needed to be built up to withstand my pounding on pavement. So what's my treatment? Rest. HAHAHAHA!!! When is that going to happen?



I'm so sorry to hear that you're hurting and injured. Yuck. RICE--Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. It's magic but not very convenient. Compression socks, crazy tight ones, really might help though. I'd give 'em a try. Really do make an attempt to stay off your feet. (Rolling your eyes at that comment will not re-injure your legs but come on!!) Best wishes for less pain and a smooth mend.

The Bullknitter

Oh, what I wouldn't give for an excuse to do nothing but sit (and knit of course). Best take advantage of the prescription - RICE and the drugs - and I'm sure you'll heal fast. At least it happened after your run. (Or maybe because of it? :(
I hate it when bad things happen to good people.