3 weeks in...
Thursday, March 10, 2016
And I have gained 10 pounds. Yes, tracking food & some days going a bit over - I won't lie about the adjustment being hard, but no harder than the last time I've done it.
Every day I work out, my legs & ankles swell as far as my skin will stretch. It's uncomfortable & worrisome, so I took Monday off to see if it was the side effect of osteomyelitis, i.e. bone marrow edema, or a result from all the walking. No elliptical = No swelling. No outside walking or going all through Walmart & another store = No swelling.
So exercise is causing this swelling. I'm NOT dehydrated. I drink 13 cups of water every day, some days only 10, but I always get 8+.
As far as I know my liver is okay. I know I had worrisome blood/urine tests at my yearly Medicare screening, but my doc hasn't said anything about my kidneys & the insurance hag won't call me back.
So what do do? Stress over nothing? NOPE. I'm gonna let it ride. Maybe I just pulled my muscles from hitting the high incline so hard without building up gradually. I'm a "jump in with both feet" kind of person. All or none, so it's important that I keep moving & don't just quit.
I'll try the elliptical again today & see what hapens tonight with my legs. My goal is to be able to walk my dogs around the pond why Joe fishes...but not until my spine can handle it & that's still a year+ out...if all goes well & there are no more hospital "6-day slumber parties".
Stay sane y'all.🌺.