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Old 05-25-2012, 10:28 PM
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I hurt my foot, possibly really bad. I put my foot down on the retaining wall in the yard and slid off it. Scraped up my leg and landed hard on my foot.
The ankle is fine, but the arch isn't. It's swollen on the right side for sure and maybe a little on the left, not a lot, but definitely swollen. No visible bruising just yet but it only happened about four hours ago. By the time I decided I really should go to convenient care, it was five minutes until they closed, so I couldn't go. I don't want to go to the ER, even though I'm afraid they will try and send me if I go to convenient care tomorrow. They can't do x-rays at convenient care. I tried to see if the athletic doctor's office was open on the weekend, but they aren't.
So I guess I'm going tomorrow and will see what they say. If they want an x-ray, maybe it can wait until Tuesday instead of having to go to the ER. I can put weight on the foot, but it hurts. If I flex it a certain way, it hurts. Not the ankle itself, I can rotate my ankle all over the place and that's fine, just if I push down it hurts - I'm assuming it's the muscle in the arch that I've damaged that gets stretched when I do that rather than anything involved with the joint.

I have agility at the beginning of July so Auggie needs training, and Payton is entered in rally at the same trial, and he still needs work on that. Plus I've been doing agility stuff with both puppies and hate to stop. I already feel like we're behind. Everybody else who got puppies last year is already talking about their debut trials...
I am so incredibly upset and my mom doesn't understand why. I'm taking a couple of months off running anyway, but I've been going to the gym and doing cycling classes and a little bit of other strength training stuff, and now if I can't be on my foot, I won't be able to do that.

I know this probably sounds crazy, but I seriously started crying a little while ago. I'm an active person and I love BEING active. Hitting pause doesn't suit me at all and has me majorly upset, especially because an endorphin rush after a good workout is about the only good thing I have going on right now. And it's my right foot so I'm not even sure how well I can drive, if I can drive at all... so I have to hope everybody else in the house doesn't go shopping for twelve hours tomorrow morning so somebody can at least take me to convenient care so they can hopefully tell me how much I've hurt myself.

just ugh. wah wah wah whine whine whine.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:14 AM
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Oh, Beanie! Ugh that BLOWS. I really hope your foot isn't too messed up.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:20 AM
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I know it isn't truly helpful at times like this, but try not to worry too much until you get an actual answer from the doctor. Some stuff that seems really bad at first can be healed quicker than you think. I did something terrible to my leg running Gusto a few months ago, and I was able to start running a bit in two weeks. It is still frustrating, I know, but don't go writing off your summer yet.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:24 AM
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Definitely sounds like a muscle instead of a bone problem. If you put your foot up... is it straight like normal? Or does it bend to one side, so your toes are pointing a different direction? haha I'm not even sure if that makes sense to anybody but me

Essentially, if your foot is straight, it's likely muscle. If your foot has a severe bent, it's likely bone. At least, that's what they told me when I kept having issues like that. (though, it was 99% of the time bone for me )
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:30 PM
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Thanks guys!! I went to convenient care this morning and it turns out they have x-ray techs on call, so they called one in and took x-rays. Good to know for the future. The doctor I saw was pretty confident I didn't bust my ankle, but was worried about one of the bones in the foot that runs RIGHT along where the pain is, so he went ahead and got x-rays to make sure. He didn't see anything broken or even looking fractured, but podiatry will look at it Tuesday and make sure he's not missing something. He said it's not terrible swollen so thinks I just torqued it really bad, no torn ligaments or anything. I'm supposed to avoid walking on it as much as possible and Ibuprofen up, and he thinks I should be fine in about a week or so. I asked about cycling classes and stuff at the gym and he said "if it hurts, don't do it, but if it's not hurting you, I don't see why not."
I just spent over an hour outside with the dogs sitting on my butt watching them run around and play in the pool. =P So it will be a really boring couple of days here. It's too hot to go out for a hike anyway so I suppose it's okay, and hopefully I will be back to normal shortly and we can get back to training and playing like usual.

It hurts a lot less today since I've not been walking on it. I found out if I put my foot down only on my toes on that foot I can walk normally without it hurting, but obviously I don't want to do that too much or I'll end up hurting something else. ;P
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:09 PM
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Are you able to join a gym that has a swimming pool? Maybe being able to swim would help you get your workout fix without hurting your foot.
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Omg, that sucks! My FIL broke his leg or ankle (can't remember) the exact same way. He actually tried to just hop down off of the retaining wall but he landed wrong. I'm sorry Hope it heals quickly.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:00 PM
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My gym doesn't have a pool... the only one around here that does is the university gym, and it's only for students or university employees. You can buy a one day pass but it's stupid expensive for just one day. There's a public pool of course, but those are terrible to actually try and swim in. =/ That is the one thing I really wish my gym would add. It's great otherwise but the lack of a pool is definitely a noticeable one for me. It would be awesome to have to cross train during running season. I might actually buy one of those stupid pool runner things hahaha.

Samantha's Pet, I told my mom today to be careful. I saw her doing just like I did, stepping up on the wall to water plants... she did slip a few weeks ago and scraped up her leg really bad, but didn't hurt her foot. Many many years ago, we had an elderly neighbour, and she was stepping over her garden fence and fell and broke her hip. My mom isn't elderly but I'm definitely paranoid about her falling and hurting herself somehow stepping up on the garden wall or instead of going through the gate just stepping over the fence... =< It scares me.
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