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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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KNITCAT1 2/17/2013 3:39PM

    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

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ELLENIRENE 2/16/2013 6:24AM

    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

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SUSANBEAMON 2/16/2013 1:01AM

  spark people has some chair exercise videos. you could try them for the two weeks.

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TIMOTHYNOHE 2/15/2013 11:16PM

    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.

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DJ4HEALTH 2/15/2013 10:42PM

    Try strength training while you are healing

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