Ankle Surgery Recap – Readers Workouts

There is a meme I would love to participate it hosted by Joy Weese Moll found here.  Unfortunately, I have not been doing much in the way of working out due to an ongoing ankle issue.  I “sprained” my ankle back in March and have been slogging through a myriad of treatments including surgical injections until I finally had surgery on June 20th.  I was under a no weight bearing order until today.  I am starting to rest some weight on the foot and flex the foot to stretch.

I switched doctors midway through this ordeal.  The first doctor did not read my films himself, he relied on the radiologist report so he missed the break in my ankle.  He had me walking on the ankle with the torn tendons off and on through all this.  He then gave me a “healing” Amniofix injection…excruciatingly painful…and did nothing that I could tell.  I got my act together and switched doctors and now finally am on the road to recovery.

I am starting this week to workout with the help of some youtube videos:

In four more weeks, I go back to see surgeon and hopefully start physical therapy.  My goal is to be mobile without crutches/knee walker/cane by September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reader’s Workouts

  This is a meme hosted by Joy’s Book Blog found here.  

I received a Fitbit One for Christmas from my daughter and I have to say that it really is a great tool as far as awareness goes.  I haven’t really gotten into inputting food or activities into it, but just the fact that I can see in general how active or inactive I have been at at a moment’s notice is great.  After all:

 

 

My current goals are 10,000 steps per day and 30 minutes of high level activity.  We had a  couple really cold, icy days that I didn’t meet my goal, but I am getting there now.  I am looking forward to upping my activity levels with this tool. 

This works for me because if I don’t feel like making it to the track or gym, I look on the display and see that I am nowhere near my goal and it pushes me to go.

Currently, I am trying for 30 minutes of jogging 5 days per week and 1 hour of yoga 4 days per week. I found a great local studio that I am enjoying right now.   I prefer running outside but I am using an elliptical when the weather doesn’t cooperate.    

I am interested in hearing about other reader’s workouts.