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Day 55 - things to consider when mobility impaired

Friday, April 06, 2012

They put a cast on my ankle this morning. I don't have to have surgery on it-yay! I'm getting an MRI on my knee on Sunday to see if I need surgery to repair torn ligaments.

So, owie. Stuck fairly immobile for the next little bit. So what am I thinking about? Avoiding gaining weight!

1. Drink lots of water so I have to get up to pee. Even hobbling to the bathroom is better than staying in bed all the time.

2. Avoid boredom eating. I'm lucky that I can only eat when my husband's around to fetch me something (can't make it downstairs to the kitchen unaided), but he's perfectly willing to fetch me more than I should eat.

3. Watch portion sizes. I need to get plenty of calcium and other nutrients to aid healing, but I am not burning what I normally do. I got a salad for lunch today and only ate half, saving the other half for dinner.

4. Be patient. Take the time to heal so I can work back to my normal activity levels when my bones/ligaments are mended.

5. Be forgiving. Don't beat myself up for emptional/boredom eating, just get back to sensable portions asap.

Anybody have any tips?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GRACIELA_ELENA 4/11/2012 9:54AM

    Sheesh, you poor thing...and here I was complaining about my own problems. Thanks for my reality check and glad to hear you have a great plan for getting through this. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself!

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SBNORMAL 4/8/2012 6:36AM

  Do exercise while you are sitting they on Sparkvideos.

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BILL60 4/7/2012 8:27AM

    Yes, I have a tip. Hang very tough!!

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