Saturday, December 06, 2014
2014 started awesome! I was on the treadmill at least 3 times each week until the end of February. In the spring I alternated between being sick or being lazy. Two weeks before Memorial Day, the ball of my foot was in a lot of pain, this started my journey to surgery...
In June I visited a podiatrist, she put me in a special foot wrap to cure what we thought was extensor and flexor tendonitis and bursitis. After two weeks, only one tendonitis was cured.
On the last day of July I was given a boot for 4-6 weeks. Six weeks later when my foot still wasn't better, I had an MRI. The MRI revealed a broken sesamoid bone, torn ligaments & tendons. The recommended surgeon wasn't available to do surgery until November 3.
On November 3, I had surgery on my foot. When I came out of anesthesia and the doctor visited he had good news. There was no broken sesamoid bone and he was able to fix my foot by repairing the torn ligaments and adjusting the placement of my tendons and a nerve that was being stressed by being under the sesamoid bone (not where it was supposed to be).
December 6, three days and one month after surgery, I still cannot walk. I was allowed to start using crutches at Thanksgiving, so I am slowly getting used to them and allowing my foot to be down for about 15 minutes. If it starts turning purple and throbbing I put it back up but overall I am feeling much better. Yesterday I accidentally hit the pinky toe of my right foot (my only good foot) on my crutch and now it is swollen and purple.
I am so clumsy! To combat the fact that I can't workout I started tracking my food intake on December 1. I want to become responsible for myself and my health once again. So, I am starting over!
I started 2014 awesome, I want to end 2014 awesome!