Thursday, March 3, 2011

the "boot" as in BOOT CAMP!

Many of you know that I'm teaching Extreme Fit Boot camp 3 days a week at 5:30am. ( It is the perfect job for me... I can use my personal training certification again and get my workout in, help others obtain fitness goals, and be back home before the boys wake up! Monday night I was running with a friend and stepped off of the road and rolled my ankle. I immediately went down. ((I have a history of weak ankles and have damaged them many times)) This time however I heard a loud snap and swelling began immediately. My sweet friend (K) asked me if I needed her to carry me back to the house -piggy back style!... as much of a sight that would have been I couldn't allow her poor back to undergo this load! Wes came and got us and we assessed the situation. We decided that if the swelling didn't go down by the morning that I would go have some xrays. So Tuesday morning I headed to a "doc in the box" and figured they could tell me if it was broken or not. The x-ray revealed a broken piece of ankle bone but they were unable to tell if it was an OLD or NEW break. They would have to send my x-rays to be read by a radiologist. GREAT!!! My mom headed up from Montgomery to help me... The gave me crutches and told me to wait for a couple of days til they called back. So here I am with 2 babies, unable to bear weight on my left leg, and the business part of the month at our drugstore! Not great timing! In the meantime... I send a message to my boot camp class to come a little early to help my get the equipment out of my car and explained the accident. Two of the girls in my class work for an orthopedic and told me to call immediately and they could "fit" me in. After 3 hours of new x-rays, an MRI, and amazing new friends/doc conversation the mysterious break was explained. It is an old break but I have torn several ligaments which is causing the intense pain/swelling. The MRI showed there was no cartilage damage and nothing needed to be fixed surgically. YAY! They put me in a "boot" and crutches for the next couple of days until I am able to bear weight on it... then I wear the boot without crutches... then progress to a brace they gave me. This healing time should take 6-8 weeks with physical therapy. I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS!! My kids need me, my boot campers need me, my hubby needs me, and most importantly my lunch date friends need me hehe! My sweet mother in law helped me all day Tuesday and my mother has been here since then. They are a huge help and I wouldn't have been able to make it without them! Mom is leaving today and we will be on our own... I am able to get around a little better with the crutches now. So we should be ok! It has been a long week and I'm selfishly wanting to get back to running! Pics of me and the "sporty" boot coming soon! This weeks lesson:: God puts people in your lives at certain times for a REASON! Thx Jessica and Brittany!

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