Sunday, November 17, 2013
I haven't blogged in awhile because I haven't been on SP for awhile until recently. In July I ran the Dirty Girl mudrun and slipped off of the 8ft wall obstacle. I fell about about 6 ft and landed directly on my feet, susequently severely breaking my left ankle in 4 places. My tibia was broken in two places, my talas was broken, and we just recently found out a little part of my fibia was broken as well, however that went unnoticed. I had surgery on August first to repair some of the damage, and I now have a metal plate and 6 permenant screws to hold my tibua. They also put in a disolvable screw in to try and get the talas together enough to heal, but it's actually inside the joint so it's a bit of a rough area to treat. I have been in physical therapy for a couple months now, I am about 3.5 months out of surgery and getting the hang of walking again. I have never been immobile before in my life so spending 1.5 months on crutches was miserable, I threw a few pity parties. It completely changed my life, I may never walk the same or have the same range of motion I had, and I will forever have an amazing appreciation for my ability to move. I will never take another run for granted (when I can actually start running again).
Since the injury I gained about 15lbs from being practially immoble. I have lost about 10 of those pounds in the last couple weeks just getting back on track with everything, and I have a new found motivation to get me through the holidays and into the new year where I will be moving to Springfield, MO for graduatate school. July changed my life, and taught me that bones can be broken but it takes a lot more to break a spirit, and that I can get through life's big challenges one step at a time.