Sunday, July 12, 2009

Another 48 down

Xena loves lounging around. She loves sprawling out and sleeping on her back. She finds it quite comfortable.

I, on the other hand, DON'T! I'm beginning to go a tad bit stir crazy. This will be the fourth day my butt has been flattened against a recliner cushion. Even it's bored - it keeps falling asleep.

Here is my ankle, 96 hours post-injury:

The nice purple tinge is spreading to my toes. The swelling is more isolated, over my ankle bone itself. As is the pain at this point. A constant pain right there! The involuntary twitching seems to have subsided. That was awful. I decided to take off the boot last night and put on a smaller, hard-sided brace when I went to bed. It didn't work as well as the boot. I ended up ripping it off during the night some time because it was itching me, of all things. When I woke up this morning I was in quite a bit of pain. I got up and iced it and then put my boot back on. Lesson learned, I guess.


Sara and I went to the movies yesterday and saw "The Proposal". It was a 10:10 a.m. show so I felt like I couldn't buy popcorn and candy. However, we did stop and get a frozen yogurt on the way home. And then I ended up asking Keith to go to Target after dinner because I was craving some chewy candy. He brought me back some Dots. I only ate half the box, you know, because I'm not running and all. :-\


The palms of my hands are beginning to feel a little bruised from the crutches.
My step-daughter (a hairdresser) is coming over for dinner tonight and she's going to blow dry my hair for me so I can feel some sort of normalcy for an evening.

HefferBlog, AKA Alice, is coming up north this week and I am excited to know that the two of us may actually meet in person and have dinner together. I wish I was able to take her for an early evening trail run in my hills but that will just have to wait.
All in all, I think things are starting to look up. I may not sound like it, but really I do. The hard part is making sure I don't over eat. The good part is, it's pretty hard to carry anything while you're using two crutches. However, with my husband being home, every time he gets up to leave the room, he asks me if I want anything. Yes, I have a very attentive husband, I'm not complaining.
My next door neighbor, Jerry, picked up Boomer for his Sunday morning play date. They spent a good 2.5 hours in the hills of Garin. He's happily sleeping the day away now. HSE Lori said she might pick him up and take him out for a run along the creek trail this week. He'll like that. Little guy's been staring me down, wondering when I'm going to get up and do something with him. Soon my boy, soon.
Until later.............

16 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Looks like your foot is trying to match the color of the tattoo. cool! LOL

Hang in there.

RunningLaur said...

That is one heck of a bruise!
You'll be able to look back at the photos and remember "Oh, yeah, that's why I didn't run!" It's good proof that it takes something serious to knock you out of the game.

Southbay Girl said...

what awesome colours you have on your foot!!! They are pretty!!!! You done it good my dear!!

I found that sleeping with a bag of ice on my foot feels pretty good! But then you have to be able to sleep in one position...and of course the ice melts-but it does work for a little bit!

I'm sure you and AKA Alice will have a wonderful dinner-bah humbug! I wish i could go out to dinner with you guys-but I'm stuck in sunny hot So Cal working my ass off!

By the way-do not go see the movie BRUNO.....Offensive

RBR said...

Eek, I guess it is looking better? I am proud of you for staying off of it now matter how hard it may be.

I can not believe AKA Alice is coming to town just as I am leaving. I have to go to Sac for a stupid conference. Not that I was invited or anything... ;o)

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

So how long do you have to stay completely off your feet? I know when I don't at least go for a walk every day, my legs and feet start acting crazy, twitching and cramping and acting out their frustration in the night. Your legs must be going through withdrawal too. Any chance you could give them some exercises to do?

Pretty colors by the way! My stupid knee cap is still swollen and hurting, but I'm back to running more or less after barely walking most of last week. Doesn't seem to be making it any worse, and keeps me from the frustrations you know very well right now.

Glad to hear you're turning the corner! Get well soon!

Cynthia

Bong said...

Sorry to hear about your ankle injury Jo Lynn. I know how frustrating it is not being able to run as I am injured myself,but a minor one, a calf muscle strain. Take care and may you get well soon.

Jodie said...

Goodness....that looks so not fun. Are you going to a doctor this week? Or just waiting to let the sprain heal?

How was The Proposal? I've been wanting to see that!

How fun that you and Alice get to have dinner! Can't wait to hear the report on that. Keep resting and take care of yourself.

Missy said...

Ouch, very ugly!...you WILL be happy to know that I DID go for my trail/single track run and loved it. Went out for ~8ish miles, kicked my arse big time but I LOVED it! Way fun, so pretty.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Ugh!! That's quite the bruise! Sorry you're on crutches, and yes, i remember how hard it is to carry things. It sucks. take care.

Looney said...

I think you need to do some swimming!

Irene said...

You've traded in the swelling for some technicolor bruising! That's rather impressive!

Don't forget to take a lot of pictures when you get together with AKA Alice!

Stuart said...

Looking good, you bruising is good! And it gets worse before it gets better!

Marci said...

Ouch on the foot, hope you are able to run again soon!

aron said...

ouch ouch ouch again... that just looks painful. hang in there girl!

MJ said...

Wow. That thing is still pretty gnarly.... but seems to be improving (at least from the pictures...)

You'll be up and at it again before long...

Cheers,

Irene said...

PS
Per my blog...

DOMS = Delayed Onset Muscle Sorness -- What happens a day or two after a really hard workout or run. :)