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I don't know how to deal with this.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My leg is injured again, every bit as bad as the first time. I can't put any weight on it at all without serious pain.

The worst is I didn't even DO anything to it. I went for a freaking half hour walk last night during my son's baseball game, and started feeling the pain after that. But nothing at all while I was walking. Nothing during the previous day's run. Nothing while running in Sunday's race. Nothing while just doing my normal daily things, chasing the kid around the backyard, jogging up the steps, or whatever. Nothing! No warning signs, no way to back off and minimize the damage and one stupid walk and I'm flat on my butt again for who knows how long.

I really thought it was pretty much better. This is just killing me.

I couldn't sleep last night, and I'm sitting here this morning doing absolutely nothing, can't think, can't move, can't do ANYTHING. It seems like every time I'm feeling great about my body, I get sabotaged again, and I'm so scared about winding up back at square one with my fitness. I have worked so hard for it, and it doesn't even matter. Right now I can't even swim -- couldn't get myself the hundred yards from the parking lot to the pool. Can't walk, can't run, can't ride my bike, can't even do the squats I hate so much, and I have no idea when that will change. Ice and aspirin aren't doing anything.

I'm feeling terrible and completely at a loss here. I have a doctor appointment at 2, but don't expect any answers.
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    1378 days ago
    Hang in there. Let us know what dr says. You can do other exercises after you get feeling better. But do take care.
    1669 days ago
    I know how you feel - my back was out last summer, and I could not understand why. I woke up one day, and couldn't move. It turns out my core muscles were incredibly week, which was putting strain on my movement muscles in my back, and they were spasming. I went to physical therapy and that helped, and then I just kept exercising. It's still not perfect, but it's better than it was.

    I hope that it's something easily fixable for you.
    1670 days ago
    1670 days ago
  • STAY39
    I am so sorry you are going through this! I can relate. I have a back muscle issue that I have to be very careful about because if it spasms I can not walk for a week and it's the worst pain I've ever felt. It is so awful when your body can't do what you need it to. Such a vulnerable and scary feeling! All I can say is definitely talk to your doctor about treatment options, rest and focus on your nutrition for now. I wish you a very speedy recovery! emoticon emoticon
    1670 days ago
  • RUN-GIRL71
    I am sorry that has happened to you... theres nothing worse than losing your mobility.... I was training for a half marathon and ran in the cold, windy, snowy winter in -25 degrees weather...ended up with a stress fracture and have 4 more weeks non weight bearing activiites. ...

    What has worked for me is reminding myself that I cannot control my injury or rate of healing; however I can control my food and portion control... This may help you as well?

    1670 days ago
    I'm so sorry. That is not only frustrating but devastating to you if your fitness has to come to a screeching halt. You will be in my thoughts. Please let us know how you make out at the MD emoticon
    1670 days ago
    I know that feeling. Of being unable to do anything and feeling so trapped not knowing where it will go.
    But. It's a feeling. Wait for a while. Maybe things will be better than you expect them to be right now. Maybe you'll heal fast. Maybe you will find ways to still exercise.
    I hope the doctor can tell you more.
    1670 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 9:55:27 AM
    Good luck with the appointment. Maybe they will discover something previously overlooked. Did you do PT for the injury the first time? My sister joined a running clinic and they recommended PT that really helped her. Sorry you're in pain. Take care! emoticon
    1670 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Hope the Dr can shed some light on the issue. Try some heat or a warm epsom salt bath and some stretching. You can do plenty of upper body and mid/core body exercises while your leg is out of commission to keep yourself moving.

    Good luck
    1670 days ago
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