Monday, April 25, 2011


Gratitude.  Something we tend to forget about when focused on what goes wrong in life, yet somehow there is always that one well-meaning person jabbering in your ear......"Be thankful it's not both feet....then you would really be in trouble..."  Really??

In all seriousness though, people strongly believe and studies do show that gratitude holds some kind of magic power...those who display it attract more and more to be grateful for.

So here it goes:

I am grateful that it is my left foot that is broken instead of my right so I can drive.

I am grateful for my upper body fitness this time around, as my arms, back and shoulders seem to be handling the strain of using the crutches much better than they did pre P90X.

I am grateful for my husband who cleaned the house yesterday, even though it is already destroyed again today.  Read:  Toys and assorted things left on the floor for someone to step on and break a foot!  UGH!

I am grateful for all of my friends and co-workers who shook their heads when they saw me, offered their condolences and extended a hand in this time of need.

And now for the prognosis.  It's actually not that bad.  Not a Jones Fracture like last time....yet another thing to be grateful for.   It is an Avulsion Fracture, more common and easier to heal.

Treatment:  The Big Black Boot for at least a month (if I had thought about it I would have brought the one I had to the doctor appointment.  Do you think insurance will pay for two in less than two years?)  Non weight bearing for only 5-7 days and then I can walk on it as tolerated.  I could be in a sneaker by June....running again by July.  I probably won't even need PT.   I'll take it!!

So how to stay in shape in the meantime??  Tomorrow is P90X Chest and Back, with a few adjustments.

Push ups on my knees (which I usually am by the third set anyway)

I use bands over the door instead of a pull up bar because even after 14 months of doing this I still can't do a freakin pull up.   Hey....maybe that can be a broken foot goal?  Can I do one full pull up by the time this boot comes off for good?

I won't be able to do heavy pants for sure, so instead I will work on that pull up.

I will have to do lawn mowers on my knees.

Dive bombers will be interesting.  I will let you know how that works out!

Trying to stay positive and take it day by day...not to mention, I get to ride those cool scooters at Target that beep when you back up!  Look out, here I come...beep, beep, beep....

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