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So this happened

Saturday, September 28, 2013

That left ankle hurt so bad in my tap class on Thursday, I actually cried. I think I'll be needing to switch to some flat Oxford-style tap shoes instead of my beloved character heels. So far there's only been pain. None of that weird toe numbness. The back of my ankle (behind that jutting ankle bone) is a little swollen in a spot. I've been unsuccessfully trying to RICE the beast. The resting and icing I'm having the most problems with. I'm just usually so active and on the move. Staying in one place is proving to be difficult. And icing... well, I only have two ice packs, so icing for 15-20 mins every hour is difficult in that my ice packs aren't always fully frozen again for the next go-round. Compression is fine- I can keep the beast in an elastic ACE bandage no problem. Elevation I am able to do when I'm complying with the Resting part.

As for righty, I accidentally stepped on the cat's tail yesterday. So, in his defense, it probably hurt and his reaction totally justified. In my defense, he's mostly black and was stalking the door to the room across from mine in our inky dark, windowless, almost black hardwood floored hallway, so he blended in, didn't move and I didn't see him at all. Poor thing (both him and me). He seems fine. I checked him out later. I'm "fine" except that the scratches are pretty deep and burn continually.

So, it's putting a temporary stop to my exercise routine. I may just start this whole bootcamp challenge over from the beginning. I didn't do anything this last week. Struggling with iron deficiency and probably depression this week has made life in general very difficult. I could certainly use some prayers, good vibes, happy thoughts, and some encouragement, if you have any of that to spare. Thanks.
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    As always, I'm late. That looks terrible! I understand both about the trying to rest and about the depression - even a minor case of the blues can really make it hard to do the things you KNOW will help.

    Get better, all around, soon :)
    2753 days ago
    Oh, girl you look like you hurt. Sending happy thoughts and prayers your way! Cat scratches are the worst. Just make sure they don't get infected - that is what my MIL is always telling me. Hope you feel better very soon! emoticon
    2754 days ago
    Aw I'm so sorry you're injured and scratched up. I hope you heal quickly and I'm sending lots of prayers your way.
    2754 days ago
    Sending you lots of good thoughts and healing vibes, Jill! I know how hard it must be to feel so stuck. I hope the RICE-ing begins to help more. Thinking of you!
    2755 days ago
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    those are some mean looking scratches do keep them medicated boot camp will still be there when you are ready to attack again
    Hugs! emoticon (helping out with a teensy pity party-- but it is over now)
    2755 days ago
    Jilly ! IOUCH !!!

    Keep putting ice on that ankle. it really will help. What to do ? Do you have any frozen bagged peas ? There is also a brand of ice pack called peas technology or something like that. It's a bag of glass beads that you freeze like a bag of regular peas. CVS has them.

    Do you have a regular bag of ice ? That might work better than the solid ice packs.

    Don't worry about any exercise. If you want to do something, just do some upper body strength exercises while sitting in a chair. You could just take a couple of weeks off too. Believe me, you won't derail any of your efforts at good health if you take a couple of weeks off.


    2755 days ago
    Oh Girl...sending you prayers, good vibes, happy thoughts, encouragemet, love and healing hugs! Please keep those scrathes clean and use Neosporin with pain relief!
    So sorry you are laid up...and not in a good way...LOL
    Hope to hear of rapid recovery soon!

    2755 days ago
    Hope things get better for you soon. You may want to just shuffle from now on when in the dark and cat's whereabouts unknown. Like you do in the ocean to avoid stingrays.
    2755 days ago
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