I have finally been able to add a little more "Fitness" into my life, which has been much needed!
I've incorporated Ab and Arm work into my life. I know it's not much, but every bit counts! I also signed up for a Dietbet challenge, which started last weekend. Just having this challenge on my mind has helped me make a few wiser eating choices throughout the week.
The GOOD NEWS, Monday at Physical Therapy, they said I have come a long way. Even in just a short one week time, my balance has improved considerably. Additionally, so has my strength. So much so, that I have been able to wear the boot much less often. Monday I even had it off for 10 hours, before I started feeling pain and had to put it back on.
Because of the progress, I get to do 2 weeks of Physical Therapy on my own. Well not really, they have laid out my entire plan for me and wouldn't let me leave my last appointment until they were sure I knew how to modify it for any pain, so that I only do them in the no pain zone. I am also to call them if any problems come up.
The not so good news is Tuesday, I was in way too much pain I was forced to wear the boot all day, and I wasn't able to do any of my 40 minutes of daily Physical Therapy.
Wednesday, was a better day an I was able to get in 30 minutes of PT before pain and hardly wore the boot at all.
Thursday, was the worst day. A day that pretty much made me want to cry. My ankle swollen up more than double in size by evening. The injured tendon area, for the first time in 5 weeks is actually inflamed. (The injury that is supposed to be healed and not be inflamed right now). I had to wear the boot all but 2 hours Thursday.
I will be calling the Dr. and PT this morning. But last night, I made a few decisions on my own. I cut out all PT but the 10 minutes I had already done Thursday morning. I wore the boot all but 4 hours (daytime).
But I have decided no matter what the Dr's and PT are telling me, I have got to get this swelling down, and under control, or I don't think anything they tell me is going to help me.
They've told me the swelling will go down, and it's not anything to worry about. But it's been 8 weeks of 1X to 2X+ in size, non stop! Most days I can't even feel several of my toes well, they just tingle.
So Thursday night I took the boot off, and I am keeping it off all night. (This is the first night I haven't slept with the darn boot on in 8 weeks!) I elevating it, icing it and I took some Naproxin last night.
(I actually wrote this late last night.) So I guess I'll see how it all looks in the morning, and call the Dr. and go from there. I am really, really hoping this is a fluke and not a set-back. Mentally, I just don't want to take any more set backs!
So this has been my week, It started out on an awesome high, and fluctuated a little mid week, and then dropped to a huge low near the end of the week.
Discouraging, yes! But I still have a pretty positive outlook on it all, because I really do believe that a positive attitude, promotes better healing! So for that, I'll be keeping quite hopeful, and continue to take things extremely on the slow side, and see how things go from here, and how next week goes!
On the plus side, I believe I may have dropped a few pounds:) I'll weigh myself in on Sunday and see what type of progress my new diet and arm and ab workouts have produced.
So, help keep me positive and uplifted:) Tell me some awesome things that have happened during this past week to you! What goals are you working on?