Saturday, December 3, 2011
Now that it's over...
I have done a few runs at easy pace, just to burn the calories and collect on my RDA of Vitamin D, but the left lower leg and foot hurt pretty bad during and at times worse after thsoe runs. After a year and a half I am suppose to see the doctor on Tuesday, finally. I feel it will be futile and time consuming, but maybe I can get an injection of cortisone at least for the pain. I have the sneaking suspicion the plan of care will include resting, no running and minimal activity, but that's impossible seeing as how I am a nurse and my job requires me to run around. I am uncertain if I could even wear a boot, because a percentage of our patients have c-diff , requiring contact precautions. This means anything that comes in direct contact with the disease will be covered in the bacteria (Gross!) Worst case scenario, I have developed some kind of bone spur that's irritating the tendon and I have to have it filed down (God, just the thought makes me want to vomit).
I am kicking around the idea of hitting up east side cycling when possible and taking advantage of the W.O. Center and the American Cancer Society gyms. Whatever I choose it has to be something that will burn some calories and go easy on my foot. So no races, no training schedule, just fix the foot so I can start the next chapter.