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Friday, February 15, 2013

I finally decided to go to the doctor about my ankle. And it was proclaimed tendinitis. Oh, yay. The Physical Therapist told me NO WALKING for 2 weeks. NONE. DO NOT WALK. (Yes, she emphasized this several times. Even more than I did here.)

I have some exercises to do. I can do some that I already do, such as knee bends, and any upper body work. BUT NO WALKING. I can even do stationary bike, (which I hate), or swim, (which isn't readily accessible, or warm), but NO NO NO to the walking. The Doc said, Oh, just lower your calorie intake, you'll be fine. Yeah...

Right now I am sort of worried. I gained weight FAST when I broke my leg, and had to lose it all over again. When I am not exercising, I want to eat. I don't know if it's boredom, metabolism, a rampant food fetish, what, but I don't need this. I guess I need to buck up and deal... I am just not entirely sure how. One thing for sure, I will be doing my upper body and trying to keep doing any exercise that doesn't hurt.

But, no. I won't walk. It's only 2 weeks. Two LONG weeks...
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    Thanks to all of you who have commented. I hadn't thought about chair exercises. Might have to try that. I don't need crutches, but the PT did recommend a cane. (I use a cane off and on anyway, so that's no big deal.) I will do more of my upper body 'stuff', and see if I can find out some non-stressing exercises for my legs. I will have to do SOMETHING. Thank all of you Sparklers for your encouragement! emoticon
    1344 days ago
    are you on crutches? 2 week seems like forever when you can't do something, but hopefully, it will go fast
    here's to a speedy recovery and a short 2 wks
    1345 days ago
    spark people has some chair exercise videos. you could try them for the two weeks.
    1346 days ago
    Good grief! No walking for two weeks would drive me bats. I have RLS and I pretty much have to walk to relieve the twitching and kicking I get when I sit and relax.

    1346 days ago
    Try strength training while you are healing
    1346 days ago
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