Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Well first the non-crap - thank you so much for your lovely comments yesterday! They were a much needed boost of confidence all through the day!

The day ended on a very sour note, unfortunately. As you know, I started going to an aerobics class here in Tiny Town. Yesterday was my third class and it was a step class. The first time we did step, I noticed that my legs were started to cramp up so I stopped using the step and continued on the floor. Well, last night they were starting to cramp up and I had just processed the thought, "oh, I should stop using the step" when I came down a little funny and I felt a huge RIIIIIIIIIP in my right leg.

I managed to hobble into the next room to try and regain my composure but the longer I sat the worse it got. I ended up having to leave the class in the middle, hobble out to the car and drive home. Getting up the stairs last night to go to bed was a real adventure.

Now, we've just come back from the doctor (and I say we because Stéph took the morning off to give me a hand) and it's worse than both of us thought: I've torn a muscle/tendon on the interior of my calf. That means I have to limit going up and down the stairs in the house, try not to walk for at least a week, no driving for a week and no sport for four to six weeks. I have to wear an uber sexy band on my leg (which is on order and Stéph will pick it up tomorrow) and put gel on my leg three times a day.

I think by next week I should be able to walk again but the rest of this week is going to be a fun adventure and a lot of frustration for Fry, I'm afraid. I know it could have been much worse (the people around me thought I turned my ankle at first, and I'm happy it wasn't a knee!), but this is super discouraging!!

So it seems my attempt at getting in shape is over nearly before it started! I will be back at it hopefully in November, with some extra warming up at home before I go and paying better attention to my body while I'm there. This getting old crap sucks!


Ms Mac said...

What rottten luck. But it'll heal and you can get back on the right track again. Be sure to be patient!

Vivi said...

Oh dear, I think being patient is going to be the hardest part!

buzzgirl said...

Why is it that when we try to do something good for our bodies they revolt? Step class is evil!

I wish you a speedy recovery.

La Rêveuse said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry. But I agree--step class is evil. I've long ago given up on aerobics. Yoga and walking--much less stressful, both physically and mentally!

I hope you heal quickly and with as little pain as possible. Did you at least get some good pain meds?

Love you. (((Vivi)))

Nicole said...

What an awful thing to have happened! AFter years in gymnastics, I am well-acquainted with this sort of injury. Best advice is to be really REALLY careful this first week and stay off of it, especially in order to let the tendon heal. The more you use it, the more the fluids build up around the area and it makes the healing much slower, as well as leaving more scar tissue.

Leesa said...

Gosh!! That sounds painful!! I hope you have a good and quick recovery... Stairs--- ohhhhhh!!!
I have had this tendonitis in my shoulder for about 10 months now.... It's bothersome, but I think the pain dwindles in and out... Take care, Leesa

Anonymous said...

Yikes! Sounds truly awful. Can't tell you I know how you feel, but my dog Mango can. He just tore a tendon in his knee.

Hoping you'll be able to run and play and chase the squirrels at the park again very soon. Oh, wait. Forget that.

Get well soon.