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2012 off to a rough start

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I have gained some weight back since my son got married in September, and was ready to seriously get back to sparking now that the holidays are over. Unfortunately, while cleaning house, barefoot I might add, I stubbed my toe pretty hard. Saw the podiatrist the following day and he put me in a walking boot that took all the weight off my toes. Apparently I fractured a toe joint. Calf started hurting after a couple of days but I assumed that was normal due to using different muscles while walking in this boot.

Last week Thursday I discovered my calf was grossly swollen when I took my boot off after work. Called my son and he drove me to ER. Did some preliminary tests, gave me an injection of blood thinner and told me to come back Friday for more testing. After getting the results of the Doppler test, they immediately admitted me to the hospital for blood clots. After spending three nights in the hospital I was released yesterday afternoon. Saw my podiatrist this afternoon and he found another fracture that he missed the first time around.

I am off work for another two weeks as I am still walking on the heel of my foot with the help of crutches and a walkerbut my husband cancelled his business trip this week but will be gone the next two weeks so I will be on my own. So for now I will just have to watch what I eat but no exercising.

I do have to add that I am blessed with wonderful friends and family who have been visiting, calling, sending their good wishes and prayers. Hope all my SP friends are doing well, and staying healthy.
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GINNY1215 1/26/2012 11:54AM

    Just read back over a couple of your posts - sounds like you have been having it rough. I spent 10 weeks in a cast/boot for a tibia/fibula fracture from last summer through early fall and then came out of that to find the ligaments in the knee in that leg are loose and since November on to probably forever I am in a knee brace. The doctors are hesitant to fix them since they would have to take out the knee replacement I had 2 years ago in order to tighten the ligaments and then run the risk of tightening them too much. Now they tell me I may have a rheumatoid process attacking most of my joints. So I understand how frustrating it is when life happens. We cannot let this get us down. Hopefully with the crutches disappearing you will be able to ease back into a light exercise routine and work your way up. Do not get too discouraged, just keep eating right and keep the faith. Spark friends are great listeners and supporters. Use us.

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THINRONNA 1/24/2012 4:24AM

    Oh my! I am so sorry to know that you have been having such a time! I have seen form your status update that you are back in a shoe so that is good but you better take it easy. How scary! I am so glad you got to the hospital.

I am very glad you have friends and family who can help you out. Take care of yourself! emoticon

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