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Bad news from the doctor

Monday, July 19, 2010

I have had may problems with my feet for years. It makes it very difficult to stay physically fit when every step you take is painful. I went through most of last summer in a cam walker and it wasn't until I got new orthodics with a spot cut out for that problem bone at the beginning of this year that I could start walking again.

I started SP in February and signed up for various exercise classes over the last few months. In one of those classes we were doing a lot of intense cardio and I must have injured my heel. It has been very painful for weeks now. I decided to visit the Podiatrist again kind of hoping he good quick fix it. Not so... he wants me to take it easy to let it heal.

Since I just started a couple of new classes over the last couple of weeks I want to finish those out. I will also have a difficult time not walking at lunch. The walks help with the stress of the day, which in turns helps with the health and stress eating.

I need my fun exercise and I need my stress relief walks. This is one of those times that pisses me off. You are damned if you do and damned if you don't. This is how I got so far into this unhealthy weight mess and I don't want to jeopardize the success I have made.

I know I can find alternatives, but I'm dedicated to what I'm doing now and enjoying it. I wish I could just have feet that didn't cause so many issues.
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    Sorry abut your foot. I am having some surgery next week and the doctor is talking 6 weeks to recovery. What? 6 weeks? I'm praying for a miracle, so if you find some alternatives let me know. Maybe some chair exercises? There has to be a way. But then again we don't want to rush in and create more problems for ourselves.

    3875 days ago
    Exercise and walking always makes me feel better. Praying for you...
    3876 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about what the doctor said. I understand being upset and wanting to keep going. My doctor told me about 2 weeks ago that I am not to do ANYTHING that makes me breathe hard. Seriously? It sucks. Hang in there, I'll be crossing my fingers for a speedy recovery.
    3877 days ago
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    Awww, so sorry to hear. It's like we know we have to let it heal but we don't want to give quit either. Not fair! I know you don't want to hear it but time to compromise.
    3877 days ago
  • FRECKS96
    That really stinks! I hope you can find a happy compromise that lets your foot heal while keeping active. You certainly don't want this to stay a lifelong problem.
    3877 days ago
    Well, I was going to suggest water or bike, both have been suggested.
    I want YOU to be proud of you for what you've accomplished and not give up! Find a way to spen the lunch time doing something relaxing that will help with fitness. Yoga? Do you work at a desk, have a private office? What can take the place of the walks you enjoy?
    3878 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm looking into water exercises because of my hip. They say exercising in water does not put any strain on joints and muscles and that you get a good workout. Take care and listen to your Dr. You don't want to be laid up permanently! Good luck!
    3878 days ago
    I'm so sorry and I hope some of the good suggestions here will help. Hang in there!
    3878 days ago
    So sorry to hear that! I also suggest maybe trying water aerobics. I hope your foot heals soon, take care of yourself! emoticon
    3878 days ago
  • BOBBI97
    Been there so I know what you are going though...But hang in there the tough gets going before it gets worse so just do what you can & keep trying ok...I know it is hard to do what we can because when our feet keep us from doing things that just makes things worse...

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    3878 days ago
    Check out chair exercises. Exercising in a pool too if you can get to one. An exercise bike might be a good option too. There are a few forms of exercises that will not be as stressful on that injured foot. I feel your pain dear, I have arthritis in both feet and in both knees and a torn meniscus, and when the knee is acting up, I can't do anything, I don't own a car and am forced to walk everywhere.
    3878 days ago
    I sympathize. I had to take a break from exercising when I hurt my knee and it's so frustrating to stop when you have finally gotten into the grove. Can you do water aerobics? What about a yoga class? Is that allowed. My gym offers a workout class for seniors that has them sitting in a chair and working out. Is that something you might be interested in. Shape Magazine's website also offers some great strengthening where you are sitting down. Good luck!
    3878 days ago
    Sounds like a case of Murphy's law. Sorry about your feet, I do hope you will be able to do what you want but at the same time giving your self time to heal. Sending healthy vibes in your direction!! Best wishes too!!
    3878 days ago
    That must be so frustrating for you emoticon emoticon
    3878 days ago
  • DEE107
    Been where you are and know what it is like but you can take little walks and rest.. and make sure you put your foot up to rest
    3878 days ago
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    So sorry....do you have access to water? You could still work out, even with foot issues!
    All the best !!!
    3878 days ago
    Oh GEEZ...! There is NOTHING as frustrating as a body that won't cooperate with one's spirit and desires!

    I'm already racking my brain and for *some strange reason* (lol!) cycling comes to mind as something that would be kinder to one's feet...?

    Just a thought...

    Oh! And there's always kayaking! :-)

    Take care of yourself!

    3878 days ago
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