Thursday, September 11, 2008

Bad News Bears

So…. I had a follow-up appointment at the podiatrist today (from 3 weeks ago when I woke up and couldn’t put pressure on my right foot without it hurting). Three weeks ago, he made a “sock” thing with a pad at the bottom that I could put on when I ran… it worked! So I went back to have him check on that. Since that appointment though, I noticed that my toe nails on my two big toes were loose if you will. Specifically the one on my right big toe- like half of it was dead looking. He saw it today and said I had two choices: (1) he leaves it alone, and I eventually catch it on something and have to call him to remove it or (2) he removes it… now. I clearly choose ‘remove it now’ thinking about the certainly-painful “snag.” My choice resulted in PAINFUL freezing/shots/etc. to numb it. Then I feel nothing… and now I have no big toe. I have a huge bandage on it that looks like the photo below (but mine is brown).

So the bad news? I can’t work out until Saturday…. At the earliest. No 4 miles today… no pilates… no hip hop. :( I’m supposed to stay off of it because it’s going to be sore and they even gave me pain pills. So now I’m at home, pissy, with a big brown cartoon toe and annoyed that I can’t work out today. But I know I can’t so what are you going to do?

Best case scenario: I feel better Saturday so I can make that 2 miles 4.5 miles… then use my off day, Sunday, to do another 4.5 miles. Then I’d only be 1 mile behind this week’s goal. Of course all of this is based on me not being sore Saturday…. So here’s hoping!!

Worst case scenario: I don’t feel better until next week and I gain back all of the weight I lost. My husband insists this won’t happen…and told me to stop being a baby and take a pain killer and quit whining! Haha Tough love, I get it.

Either way – I’m here… involuntarily… until hopefully Saturday. SIGH.

6 comments:

Big Pissy said...

Tell Austin I TOTALLY agree with him! ;-)

and as your Mom I say: stay off the foot!

love you! :)

fittingbackin said...

:) He's made me stay in bed! OMG - when we took the gauze off to clean it/put a bandaid on... it was one of THE most painful things EVER. Tears... and you know how well I compartmentalize pain. DANG TOE!

Love you - SO good to see you today. Reminds me how much I miss you when I don't see you! Me and Reuben were sad to see you go!

Dawn said...

According to your weigh ins you have lost 7 pounds in 9 days. Is that right? Wow, you are doing something right. Keep it up.

Hope the toe doesn't bring you too much pain.

fittingbackin said...

Your math is right! It's odd though - i've been doing the working out thing since late April and while i've lost inches i couldn't shake pounds... at ALL. Then i found myself finally losing weight during the week, and gaining it all back on the weekend starting where I left off! So I decided to count calories to find patterns like this and I think I just broke through a plateau and am FINALLY seeing results! Thanks!!

Yes... i'm in the office today and it HURTS. I so hope it's better tomorrow - fingers crossed! Thanks for commenting!

fittingbackin said...

Your math is right! It's odd though - i've been doing the working out thing since late April and while i've lost inches i couldn't shake pounds... at ALL. Then i found myself finally losing weight during the week, and gaining it all back on the weekend starting where I left off! So I decided to count calories to find patterns like this and I think I just broke through a plateau and am FINALLY seeing results! Thanks!!

Yes... i'm in the office today and it HURTS. I so hope it's better tomorrow - fingers crossed! Thanks for commenting!

Dawn said...

According to your weigh ins you have lost 7 pounds in 9 days. Is that right? Wow, you are doing something right. Keep it up.

Hope the toe doesn't bring you too much pain.