Some of you might recall that I told you I had a fall during childcare and injured my shoulder. If you missed that you can read about it here.
I am doing okay. I know many of you suggested lots of rest but rest and I just aren’t friends. If I have to sit and watch television it about kills me. I did my version of resting. I haven’t been walking Ruby. I’ve let Hubby help with a few things. I’ve been careful when taking care of the kiddos to do the primary lifting with my left arm and just using my right as a guide.
If it get too sore I take it a little more easy and slowly, it’s been doing better. I gave up on the muscle relaxants and quit taking them. I don’t like the way they make me feel and would rather just trudge through the discomfort.
In the meantime my ankle which was also injured in the fall has progressively gotten worse and worse. Thursday I finally went into the doctor. After x-rays and a chat it was determined that my constant pain is related to an inflamed tendon and the sharp pain happens when the inflamed tendon interferes with the nerve…
So that leaves me looking like this now days. No more barefoot days for me…if you know me that’s a low blow. I’m a barefoot gal. For three weeks if I am on my feet at all, this is what I’m suppose to look like. ANKLE BRACED. For the most part, I’m okay with it….but the wedding. UGH. I know, I shouldn’t care but I think I am going to at least ditch the thing for pictures and actual ceremony. Once the meal is over I’ll brace up again….at least at this point that’s the plan.
I’ve talked to the doc and have come to the understanding that if I walk more on the outside of that foot that things will be better too. So I am following the plan letter by letter hoping that by the time two weeks pass I can have a few “cheat hours” with no brace.
With the brace on and just taking a super dose of Aleve, the pain has really lessened to a completely tolerable level in both my ankle and shoulder. That’s good news and I am very thankful for the improvements. I am also thankful for the cool days we’ve been having. The brace is really hot to wear.