Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Official Word on the Ankle

Today I was forced to admit that I will not be running the 10K at Two Sisters, One Heart this Saturday and I AM SO BUMMED.

I knew I screwed my ankle up pretty badly. It's been a week and the pain is still unreal, so today I broke down and went to a foot and ankle guy. (Dr. Newswander, in case you were curious).

After x-rays and an ultra-sound of my ankle, doc says I pulled a tendon pretty severely. He offered a cast, I said unnecessary. He wanted me to do physical therapy 2x per week, I said Not in the budget. He prescribed steroids, I'm afraid to take them. LOL; I'm the WORST patient ever! I AM taking the naproxen (440mgs, twice per day). At least there's that. And maybe I'll de-wuss enough to start taking the steroids in a couple days. We'll see.

Here's the WORST PART: doc says it'll be AT LEAST a MONTH before I can start running again. AT LEAST! A MONTH!

I'm speechless at how fantastic a job I did on my poor ankle. I should be arrested. Oh wait, I am.


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Shawna Yost said...

Bummer!!! What about one of those little scooters that you prop your knee on then you scootch with the other leg. You could go running with 1/2 your body! Sorry you had to cancel the 10K that just sucks!

Tiff Moser said...

I'm sorry Sandi. A month will wiz on by and then you will amaze us all again with how much you will be able to run right off the bat. You are amazing! Again, call me if you need anything!

Betsy said...

Good for your for being a wussy patient. You've got to have some standards afterall! (I'm the worst patient too) hang in there, the answers will reveal themselves. I like your "let go and let God" approach in the previous post. It's the only way to travel IMHO. If only I could remember that myself!!!

Betsy said...

Good for your for being a wussy patient. You've got to have some standards afterall! (I'm the worst patient too) hang in there, the answers will reveal themselves. I like your "let go and let God" approach in the previous post. It's the only way to travel IMHO. If only I could remember that myself!!!

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