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Injured and Bummed

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I hurt my ankle a few months ago, but have been basically ignoring it for the past several months. I went to see my doctor in May and explained that I hurt my ankle while exercising. He basically blew me off and said to stop eating desserts (without asking anything about my diet) and told me that I wouldn't get injured like this if I lost some weight. Apparently he chose to selectively ignore the part of the conversation when I told him that I hurt myself exercising and thought that I said I had injured myself while chasing after an ice cream truck.

In any event, after my trip to the doc I stepped up my exercise routine quite a bit. I've lost weight and feel great...except for my ankle, which can get me through a workout, but leaves me feeling all but crippled for the rest of the day. Seriously, I have no problems doing over an hour of intense cardio, but I come home and beg my husband to get the laundry out of the dryer so I don't have to go down the stairs (which KILLS my ankle). Anyway, it's getting to the point that I know I really need to take it easier or I'm really going to do some irreparable damage. I made an appointment to see a podiatrist in two weeks (hopefully he will have better listening skills than my GP).

I don't mean to be a downer, but I am so bummed about my ankle that I find myself getting really down and eating way too much. I'm having such a hard time staying in my calorie range, and an even harder time keeping a positive attitude. Sometimes I just feel like getting healthier is such an uphill battle. I finally got to a point where I can say that YES! I do cardio at least five times a week, and YES! at least half of it is high intensity, and YES! I do strength training at least a couple of times a week, and YES! I'm losing weight...then I get tripped up by a stupid injury. I know that this is a small bump in the road, but I'm frustrated and bummed out about it. I plan on asking the podiatrist if there are any exercises that I can do that might not exacerbate the pain...maybe swimming, or bicycling or something. I just wish I could get out of this funk so I at least my calories will be in range. As it is, I just can't seem to get myself to do the things I know that I should.
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    It's good that your having it looked at by someone else. This doctor (GP) seems....@%#???....anyway, I had to smile at what you wrote in the last sentence of the first paragraph "chasing an icecream truck".

    I also would try to do something that doesn't require weight on your foot, at least till it heals a bit.

    Hope it heals quickly,

    4068 days ago
    Sorry about your GP being a putz. I'm glad you made an appt. with a podiatrist. Atleast they should be able to tell you the nechanics of what is wrong with your ankle and offer advice on how to help it heal. You may want to do some excercises that don't require you to put weight on your foot.
    4068 days ago
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