Sep 05 2008


Blahdee, blahdee, blah

Posted at 2:49 pm under Uncategorized

Same old, same old.  It’s been almost 5 months.  Cut back on the running… felt like it was doing more harm than good.  So I’m just upping my time on the eliptical and stairmaster.  Wish I had some more outdoor activities to do, but such is life. 

I’ve reached a real “it is what it is and it will heal when it heals” place.  I think when all this started I really felt like there MUST be something I can do to cut down the healing time and feel like myself again.  I’m over that now.  I’m doing what I can, enjoying that, and not trying to force early healing.  It’ll be better when it’s better.  I can do exercises and massage at night, and i just have to trust my body to heal itself.  

It sounds more defeatist than it is.  Actually, I feel more at peace about this injury now that I’ve sort of let go than I ever did when I actually believed i had control over it.  Sigh.  

Stay strong my ATR brothers…

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3 Responses to “Blahdee, blahdee, blah”

  1. anniehon 05 Sep 2008 at 5:17 pm 1

    Patience is the key as they say.

    I am 21 weeks as well but like you say it will heal when it heals. I am walking much more, using the exercise bike at home and doing my exercises. I have been told that I appear to be moving better and I have had the odd ’spurt’ or little ‘dash’ when moving from my office to the general office if I think I might be missing a bit of fun!!

    My hubby and I were talking to a chap this afternoon and he asked what I had done - I was carrying my crutch - so I told him about my ATR he pulled that ’shocked’ face and asked how long before it would heal properly, about 1 year I said, he nearly fell on the floor, Oh thats not too bad I said I’m half way there so I’m quite happy.


  2. darlenevon 05 Sep 2008 at 7:04 pm 2

    Oh my.. I am only 6 weeks/2 days postop — I was hoping that I did not have soo very much further to go (Denial on my part - since I can’t even put my foot in neutral position yet..) Are you able to drive, do most normal things (at 5 month mark?)

    I fear I will never be able to jog again.. It was my favorite exercise (really more a vice), but with 2 abnormal tendons , I’m not sure I will ever be able to again.

    It sounds you are doing really great though (other exercises). So good for you! I’m very encouraged by that - gives me something to look forward to (since I feel like I am going to go crazy sometimes… this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through in my life).

  3. kristinatlon 08 Sep 2008 at 9:10 am 3

    :) Yep, it will heal when it heals. Everyone I run into always asks, “How much longer.” Well, there’s no answer for that one. :) Good job on recognizing that running wasn’t helping too much. Way to listen to your body. Hang in there!

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