Wednesday, November 4, 2009

6 weeks in a boot.

Good news is the tear in my posterior tibial tendon should heal on its own, if it is given the chance.  So, the doctor gave me a big boot, and told me to wear it whenever I'm walking/standing for 6 weeks.  So, it could be worse, but it's going to make moving heavy furniture into the moving truck a bit awkward.  I guess if I've been on it for several months since the initial injury, I can probably take the boot off to load the truck, and accept a few more days of boot use if need be.  I can still swim, run in the pool, and bike, so all is not lost.  In the meantime, I've got 3 days to finish packing up my house, so no time to sit around and mope that I can't go and do one last Rock Creek Park loop.

2 comments:

Caren said...

That is good news, as is getting a definitive diagnosis. Six weeks isn't so bad, you'll be back at it in no time. Best of luck in your move and I look forward to hearing about the west coast scene.

ultrarunnergirl said...

Hang in there Amy! Catch up on movies or take up embroidery. That won't really get you through this time, but it will make it all the more fabulous when you can ditch those things for running again!