Friday, July 10, 2009

48 Hours

My ankle bone is still not visible. The foot is turning purple. The pain is being managed. I've been wearing my boot, except when I ice or take a shower. The involuntary twitching that wakes me up during the night is a little annoying. It's hard to believe it's not fractured, considering the pain I have but I've been told a sprain can actually hurt worse.


I realize I got a lot of mosquito bites while I was sitting on the trail waiting for help to arrive. At least I didn't get poison oak. Some muscles (I didn't know I had) are sore from hanging onto Miguel's back while he carried me down the trail.


I've been sitting in the recliner with a black kitty cat tucked in next to me. My 17 year old Baillie Girl. She hardly ever gets quality time with me so she is taking full advantage of my situation.


I'm getting more acquainted with Facebook and making friends. Mostly friends of friends. I'm still trying to get the hang of it. There's a lot I don't know about it. I have time now to learn, don't I?


My daughter is going to take me to a movie tomorrow, while Keith is golfing. He mentioned us maybe going to one this afternoon/evening.


That's about it for now.


Until later.............




20 comments:

Lily on the Road said...
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Lily on the Road said...

oh, that was me! So, first & second!

A sprain is definitely worse than a break, I know. For me it was the same ankle. BTW, I have a tattoo in the same spot! Too funny.

Ms. Baillie will love the fact that you are home. Allow her the honour of giving her your time!...my Lily loves when I'm sidelined.

Take care and yes, welcome to the darkside FB. LOL....

get better soon,

Donald said...

Ouch! That looks ugly. Rest up, heal well.

Irene said...

That's one major ouch!

I kind of wonder if the critters just sort of know when we're not well, because mine will only hang out with me when I'm sick or injured... Or maybe it's like you said, they want the attention because they realize you're not going anywhere. :)

Missy said...

OMG sista, just catching up with a few free moments on vaca and I saw THIS! Are YOU kidding me? Sonofabitch! ...and I was going to try single track tomorrow just for you, but I'd be solo so maybe NOT. Ouch.

You're cankle looks like mine did on 12/31/09. Here's what I know - PT, just do it and ultrasound too, lots of it. When the time is right, get a balance ball thingy (it'll be a while) - flat one side, ball on the other - this will help to build all those small muscles in 'der. OH, I just hate this for you. Really and truly.

I have the same first reaction - I pull of my shoe and throw it. Bless it.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

owie!!

I know that sitting is making you nuts. :-(

RunningLaur said...

Are you a part of every trail running group on facebook yet? I sypathize, having spent the last 95% of my hours on monster.com and the like.

If you need even more of a time suck, you can spend some time over at http://failblog.org/

Judi said...

start lifting weights. you should try it if you don't do it already. and add me on FB!

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

Ow, ow, ow! that looks so painful! You know it's bad when there's alot of internal bleeding like that. Just the swelling and clean up in the tissues will take a while to go away.

In the meantime, take everyone's advice and find something to substitute- biking, crossfit exercises, weights, yoga, whatever. You can still have fun, just change your goals for a while. Running will still be there when you're feeling better!

I should talk though- I've been grumpy and barely mobile this week too (stupid gash on my knee!).

Cynthia

RBR said...

Yay!! For kitty time

Boo! For the reason.

It looks so ouchie. Take care of you!

AnthonyP said...

OUCH !!!

Oz Runner said...

ouch, that looks painful...heal up quick.

Iris said...

I don't know you, but definitely feel for you. I slipped on ice in January, had a high ankle sprain (major tears) and had to wear the dreaded boot for awhile too. Funny that I discovered FB during my recovery too!

Jodie said...

Painful. Man, oh man. I hope you got some good meds to help you sleep. Are you wearing the boot at night? If not, you should get a neoprene sleeve to wear while sleeping, though getting it on might be as painful as accidental moves during the night.

Take care of yourself. Thinking about you.

Stuart said...

Yay. On the mend! FB and Twitter...major timesucks! But I'm on both!

Stephanie Gehrsitz said...

I'm so sorry - I just read. Hang in there! You can't be on the trail physically right now, but mentally you always CAN! Have a good recovery.

Kristin said...

Rest up and enjoy this time. :) Movies and recliners isn't such a bad thing!

Sending good vibes your way :)

COTY said...

That looks awful! Hope you can do some cycling..

AKA Alice said...

Oh yeah...sprains suck and hurt like a MUTHA! I sprained my ankle about 12 years ago. I was preggers at the time, was carrying little DramaGirl down some steps (totally off balance), in heels (we were going to a Raffi concert...I do not lie), missed a step and sacrificed my pregnant body to save my unborn child and the one I was holding onto.

Pathetic..huh? Pregnant woman on crutches...really awful.

Hang in there Twitter and FB are great time sucks. Hopefully, I'll see you this week.

aron said...

ouch :( :( :( i hope you are getting better... off to catch up with your next post.

my cats take full advantage of when i am sick/hurt and get lots of cuddle time in :)