Monday, March 14, 2011

Marathon Monday...might need a new name

Want to see my new fashion accessory????


Yes, it's my new stylin' walking boot. It's made complete by a really cool purple sock. This is the result of a severe ligament tear, a moderate tendon tear and multiple small bone contusions. Really???? All from a little rolled ankle on a training run? Well, I guess it is what it is. I'm in this fancy contraption for 6 weeks. I won't lie, I did shed a tear. Or about 4,000 tears. But what can I do? I have to let it heal. I berated my doctor enough so he reluctantly agreed to say it's okay to swim, but I don't think he really meant it. So for the next 6 weeks, I will be wearing this beauty, limping up and down the stairs at home, getting stares from people at work, and maybe milking it so I don't have to fold any laundry or wash any dishes. Think that will work??

And now I need a new title for Mondays...because i'm not sure a June marathon is in the works for me. I'll just have to wait and see.

Hope you all had a better Monday than I did!! Thanks for stopping by...

14 comments:

Aubree said...

You most certainly can NOT fold laundry, do dishes, or clean any bathrooms....it could severely impact the healing process!!! Clearly your family should understand that!

Sorry it wasn't better news at the doctor's!!

Mariah said...

I'm so sorry to hear/see...just think about how much stronger and faster you will be once you recover from this *hiccup*...I can only imagine your disappointment...so sorry and sending you support and hugs from NJ!

mustangkayla said...

:-( That sucks big time! I hope the 6 weeks go by quickly for you!

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry, Mara! What a bummer. I hope that you'll heal quickly!

Mel said...

Oh Mara I am sooo sorry. I know you had just mentioned that you wanted to be injury free...this stinks. Hope it heals quickly. (((HUGS)))

Joni Kix said...

Oh No! I'm so sorry, Mara! Why did it take so long to get diagnosed? It seems that with all the damage that the doctor could tell that there was something wrong earlier...
Well, here's hoping that it's 6 weeks from when you rolled your ankle and not 6 weeks from now.
I feel so bad about your ruined marathon plans :(

wendipooh13 said...

Mara oh no!!!! and ouch!!! sooo sorry to hear the bad news.. let it heal so you can get back out there.. hope you recover quick too. BTW I made those reeses peanut butter cookie muffins and they were amazing!!!

Sue said...

Oh no, Mara! Aside from the marathon, I sort of know how you feel;I had surgery on both of my feet last year. Hang in there, Mara!

Michelle H. said...

Mara, so sorry about the news!
Hope you have a quick recovery and healing!
Hang in there!
Big Hugs!!

Michelle said...

Mara I'm sorry you have to wear that thing. Hope you heal quickly.

I had to wear the same boot for 2 weeks about a month ago. It was so much fun, not. I am looking at possible foot surgery and may be back in it for 4 more weeks.

Rebecca said...

ugh SO sorry to hear about the results. hope it helps you get healed quickly. My MRI showed a tear too (in my shoulder). Just a minor one though, along with some inflammation and a bit of arthritis--WHAT?? They shouldnt be legally allowed to use that word if your under 40 ;)

Monique said...

That really Sucks.. And not sure what else today... Except like Charlotte the spider said to Wilbur the pig.... ''Chin up!!''..ugg I know that didn't help... but i hope it made you smile!!

BethieJ said...

Oh Mara I am so SORRY... I say you must NOT over do it by doing laundry, dishes, cooking.. housework.. take it EASY.. hee hee! FEEL BETTER!

IamDerby said...

oh no!!! get better quick.