I am not good at this. I am so bored. It’s funny, because if I had somewhere to be I could sit on the couch and read for days. Now, I can’t seem to get into any books. I’m also not much of a TV watcher - there is only so much Food TV and HGTV I can take. Not a movie watcher either. Will someone please come play board games with me? I’m such an 80s girl.
Anyway, ditched the crutches after 1 day in favor of a knee scooter which we rented from a local pharmacy (not one of mine). The knee scooter is the way to go as I am convinced that crutches are evil torture devices. I’m not sure how anyone uses them long term. I don’t even try crutches to go up and down steps. The scoot up on my butt method is much preferred. Who says I’m not doing CrossFit right now? I’m totally using muscles I don’t usually use. I am so sore!
Note - if you crawl up the stairs Fit Bit doesn’t count it as going up a flight. Totally not fair. It should really count double. Side note, my Fit Bit numbers are pitiful, especially since I have the knee scooter now.
My post-op appointment is a week from tomorrow. I may die of boredom by then… Monopoly anyone?
I’ve never really had surgery before, unless you count having your wisdom teeth pulled.
I posted about a month ago how I finally went to see the podiatrist about my stupid toe pain when I run. Turned out to be a neuroma which she injected a cortisone shot in. The cortisone usually takes care of it for a year or more for most people. Well, some of you might not be surprised to find out that I’m NOT most people. I guess I’m special. I’m pretty convinced that the cortisone shot angered my neuroma causing the pain to increase in frequency of occurrence and intensity of pain.
So, while most of my intense laziness as of late has been because of the loss of my dog, some of it has actually been because of the stupid pain in my toes.
Went back to the podiatrist today and we scheduled surgery to remove the stupid thing. Did I mention I’ve never had surgery before? It’s outpatient, but still.
I really wanted to do it this year because I’ve already met my out of pocket max on my insurance. They had a cancellation so it’s now scheduled for the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 25. The best part? I’m on vacation next week, so after Friday I’m pretty much not going to work at all until after Thanksgiving.
We’re going to Las Vegas Saturday to not run the half marathon that’s on Sunday (going to try to walk that bad boy though). On Monday we fly to Cabo for a few days!!! It will be back to Vegas on Friday, home on Saturday, and surgery Monday.
I’ll be on crutches for 1-2 weeks and won’t be able to drive at all during that time because it’s my stupid right foot. So, I’ll be working from home. I won’t be able to run or do any activity that would strain my foot for 4-6 weeks. Fun.
Going to see if I can put a hold on CrossFit until the first of the year and then I literally hope to hit 2014 running.