Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dr. Update

I just left Dr. Bert's office. I love him but those two guys working with him today are not my friends! OK to have students but not when they are pushing and pulling on a foot that doesn't feel that great. Yesterday was a great day. My foot barely hurt at all. Then this morning I woke up and not such a good foot day. So to make matters worse Eric and Kurt got to do their almost Dr. magic on me. I told Dr. Bert to fire Eric. His bedside manner sucked. Something about asking me if that hurt one too many times while tears where welling in my eyes. Of course we are laughing the entire time! I got an A + for my pedicure and in my recovery it calls for pedicures every week until further notice!

The verdict is rest! The only way the tendons will repair is for them to stay put. I guess that is the best way I can describe it. We tried three things, an air cast (oh no that hurt really bad), a walking boot (no relief and awkward) and a good old ace bandage wrap (no relief whatsoever). So I am back to my brace and boot. No cute girl shoes yet. In the next two weeks I am to try moving my foot to the outside and all about. Strengthening is what I am told that will do. See how it feels and that will be a good indication on how it is healing. I can ride the bike (stationary) and I can swim. So I will let those two consume me until the first week of December. Then Jingle Bell Jolt(Dec 13th ?) here I come!

4 comments:

Happyrunningbunny said...

I'm glad you didn't have to get a cast and that you seem to be upbeat about the whole situation. Let me know when you want to go running in the water.

Jessica and Kevin said...

yay no cast! swimming lessons here we come... let me know when you are ready :)

Dena said...

You crack me up. Forget poor Amy--poor Dr. Bert and company! ;)

Sigh. Still bummed about the no-running for you but start looking at Marathons for next year. Where shall we all go?

WendyBird said...

Compared to a lifetime of running, a few weeks isn't so long. Hang in there, you will be back on your feet before you know it!