>> Saturday, May 14, 2016
On Thursday, I headed back to the Doc. My leg wasn't feeling any better in the boot, and actually, over the previous week, it started feeling worse. When I first had the boot on, I had it on for 2.5 weeks, and my leg started feeling a lot better over that time. This time, it had been on ANOTHER 2.5 weeks, and it wasn't doing much. I realized that I was having NEW pain a few inches below my initial pain, and I was afraid it was something like atrophy because of being in the boot (that's already my weak ankle from a bad sprain 2 years ago). So those issues took me back to the Doc on Thursday.
Posted on Instagram while waiting in the Doc's office: "Hoping to be out of this boot SOON."
So I'm supposed to try not being in the boot now. I sent this text to my wife:
After the Y, we had Henry's speech therapy appt. Here's Charlie and I
playing with Mr. Potato Head glasses during Henry's speech.
(After that, we went to Menards and stopped by preschool too.)
It still hurts with most steps, and I really have to watch how I move so I don't upset it, but it IS getting better. I try not to be on my feet too long at a time, and I make a point to walk slowly. After a few days out of the boot, I'm leaning towards an MRI just to make sure it's what we think it is, and just to make sure we don't need to be worrying about those 2 other pains lower down my leg. (I would only get the MRI if they could do my entire lower leg from my initial pain higher up down through my ankle.)
Still no biking and no PT leg exercises, but I hope to start those shortly. I MAY go water running on Tuesday. And then maybe back to PT in just over a week or so. That is, if it keeps slowly feeling better. For now, I'm just happy to be out of the boot!
Back with my wife's TC 1 Mile race report shortly. Happy weekend!