Monday, August 27, 2012

New Schedule

Tonight starts my new work schedule. I have been on days all summer but went back to my 4pm-midnight shift today.  I do like this shift and LOVE not having to set an alarm in the morning, but will hate not getting to see Jeremy all week long with the exception of his lunch break and my dinner break.

Walking is coming along. 25 pounds really isn't a lot, basically it's just putting my foot down for balance.  Thursday, my first full day of using it again, my foot was purple.  Not good!!  I laid down and had it propped up the rest of the night and it went back to normal pink color.  I haven't had any other problems like that, that I've noticed.  Wednesday I up it to 50 pounds so we will how that goes.  

This past Saturday we went to Alison Krause. She was great!  I hate to say I really only knew about three of her songs.  She has such a unique voice that all of her songs are great.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I can "Walk"

I went to the doctor today. He said everything was healing the way it should. He said the little knob piece that had broken off was completely healed! The other break was healing but wasn't 100% yet.

He released me to start putting 25lbs of weight on my foot. Which basically equates to putting it down for balance while I'm walking. Next week I can do 50 lbs, then 75, and then full weight the week after that. I will be full weight for about two weeks then have surgery to exchange two long screws for two shorter ones. But after than I should be back to "normal" whatever my new normal will be.

I asked about walking in water and riding an exercise bike with no resistance and he gave me the go ahead for both of them. He said a bike would be good for my ankle flexibility.

Tonight I got in the pool. I walked around and did some water aerobic stuff for my arms and abs. It felt good to get my heart rate up a bit!

My right calf is very small compared to my left. I'm hoping it wont take long to look normal again.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

An update and a family race

Sorry for not posting in so long but not much has been happening.  I'm still in the boot. I have gotten in the pool a couple more times. We are going to have a deck built in a few weeks so that should make getting in much easier!! I go back to the doctor next Wednesday and should be released to start walking on it a little.  My right calf looks TINY compared to my left.  I have always had big calf muscles and the atrophy really makes it obvious.

This weekend we drove down 6 hours to TN for my niece's birthday.  My foot was swollen all weekend because of the drive and not having it up like I normally do.

Saturday there was a 5k and 1 mile run in a town about an hour away, so the whole family made the trip.  Jeremy and Jordan ran in the 5K. Jeremy got second in his age group and Jordan got third over all!!

This was the first "real" race the kids had done. They did the 1 mile run.  Jordan and Anna ran with Anika, while Jonathan (Jeremy's other brother) and Jeremy's dad ran with the Lex and Xavier. The kids did GREAT!  Xavier and Lex got first and second in the 6 and under age group for boys, while Anika got second in the 6 and under for girls!  I, of course, did what I do best when I'm not running at races, I took pictures!

Xavier and John

Jonathan and Lex

Jordan, Anika, and Anna

 They were all so proud of their awards!




The Ellis Family and their BLING