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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?
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    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!
    1653 days ago
    Do exercise while you are sitting they on Sparkvideos.
    1656 days ago
  • BILL60
    Yes, I have a tip. Hang very tough!!
    1657 days ago
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