... my journey from ballerina to triathlete

Monday, May 27, 2013

One Month Post-Injury: Almost There!

As of today it has been exactly one month since I made a complete fool out of myself and broke my foot, and I am very pleased to say that it's showing very definite progress each day! The wobbly, unstable feeling is almost completely gone and I can actually hold my weight on that foot alone. (The doctor and nurse practitioner said that it was alright to put weight on it as long as I don't roll through the foot). The bruising and swelling are almost gone, and the top of the foot is no longer sensitive to the touch. Too much pressure, bumping into it, or any kind of flexion still hurts and my ankle is still tight and a little painful, but overall I am seeing improvement in leaps and bounds.

I am also happy and a little confused to report that my weight has gone back down to where it was before the injury. Logically I know that what happened is that I gained 5 pounds of fat, then lost 5 pounds of muscle (very, very depressing) but for the sake of my sanity I am allowing myself to delight in the delusion that I am not losing my hard-won conditioning. My right calf muscle is pathetically small and lame-looking after being completely relieved of duty for a month and even my thigh is looking a little gaunt. I can't wait to start working out again! I have so many plans...

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