I had another appointment with my PT today. Although the swelling has gone down in my foot, the pain has not lessened very much. I think part of that can be attributed to the craziness of the last few days, but regardless, there is still a problem. She would like me to get an MRI done, but getting a doctor to schedule one in Canada can take a while. My family doctor is not usually available when I need her (usually 3-6 weeks later), so I end up going to the hacks at the medicentre. They don’t even physically touch my foot, and look at me skeptically when I request a prescription for physio. That has been my experience anyway.
Anyhow, the great news is that I am going to be able to see a sports medicine doctor next week and will (hopefully) have an MRI scheduled in the near future! Woo Hoo! Real answers are on the way!
In the meantime, I will be putting my foot up for the evening. I have been on my feet WAY too much lately considering that I have a fallen arch and possible stress fracture. Between instrument inventory, concerts, grade 9 farewell, and supervising a junior high dance, my foot is aching. That being said, my ankle is doing really well lately. Every cloud, eh?
Moving on, I made some more realizations today about my ‘situation’. In essence, I must STOP complaining about my life! Yes, it sucks being injured but it is not the end of the world. I’m limping along, but I am otherwise healthy and have a lot of great things in my life. I am also able bodied, and I am going to start taking advantage of the things that I can do.
Like I said, I am a fortunate person and am grateful for all I have. I’m grateful that I have a wonderful husband, a great career, awesome furry children, a roof over my head, and most important, a brain in my head! I can change my health by using the knowledge I have about health and fitness.
So, here is the plan:
Step 1: Clean up my diet. I may not have control over my injuries, but I have control over what I put in my mouth. This will start on Saturday, not because I want a last hurray or anything like that. It will be the first chance I have to do my grocery shopping.
Step 2: Continue strength training 3 times a week and sign up for a pool pass. I am not incapable of exercise and I must start using the resources I have at my disposal.
Step 3: Stay positive and honest. Emphasis on positive!
Thank you everyone for your comments, advice, and well wishes. It really keeps me going some days!