Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Today, I did 90 minutes of water aerobics, 10 min New You Boot Camp Video and did the vacuuming that I didn't get to do yesterday. (All this with my sore heel.) I called the doctor's office today to find out the results of the x-rays. The doctor hadn't looked at my report yet but it looks like I've got bone spurs, arthritis and some bone loss. (After 2 surgeries and several screws this shouldn't be any big surprise) The good news is that they couldn't see any kind of break. (Of course they couldn't see a break back in 2000 when I broke the same foot.) When I saw the doctor on Friday, she told me to go ahead and do as much water exercise as I can tolerate, so that's what I've been doing. I did break out in a slight rash again but nothing like the last time, so I can live with it as long as it doesn't get bad. I think I may be sensitive to something in the water. The bad news is that my heel isn't getting any better and I'm finding the impediment to my movement very irritating and frustrating. When I step down on it, I feel pain - big time. The doctor said she'd call me back but never did. I just want to find out how to fix it so I can get back to normal movement!!!
I know that I tend to be compulsive about exercise and need to practice moderation but this so frustrating! Maybe there is a message here for me to slow down a bit. I get that and have been working on it but exercise and being active is the only thing that boosts my metabolism (I'm hypothyroid).
Thanks for listening to me vent. I feel much better now after getting all of this off my chest.