Nine days ago while walking with my dog, a very large dog (think St. Bernard size) came running at us. My dog was on one side of me and this dog was on the other side of me. This all happened so quickly that I didn't have much chance to really react.
Anyway, very quickly I ended up falling, landing on my right side very hard, knocking the wind out of me hard. Thankfully we were on the last part of our walk so we were almost home, only 10 minutes away.
When I got home I was not feeling all that well. Marv was limping and I found a puncture wound on his back.
Shortly after we got home, my friend stopped by and insisted on taking me to the Urgent Care
At Urgent Care I was told there was nothing broken, but to pay attention for the next week or so.
As the week progressed, I was really sore. I think I bruised my rib; my entire right arm from just above the elbow to the wrist was black and blue.
So, for the first 7 days I basically did no exercise, no walking, no yoga, no nothing. I am finding it challenging to listen to my body.
Today, day 9, I am still a little sore when getting up and down and moving in certain ways, but it is much better. I plan to give yoga a try again on Monday, but we shall see how that goes.
Anyway, listening to my body and following what feels right is easier said than done, but I am hoping it has lead to the best choice for my body. Unfortunately due to the lack of exercise the
unkindly showed a 2 pound increase this morning. Ugh!
Also, when I took Marv to the vet, they put him on an antibiotic just to be sure since a dog's mouth is so dirty. He seems to be doing fairly well. The wound is healing.