Diary of a Prunner
I find it slightly annoying that EVERYTHING seems to be google-able EXCEPT "running after acute metatarsal fractures." The information out there tells me everything I already know about the healing process in the initial 6-8 weeks post fracture and nothing about return to activity. All of the other information refers to stress fractures rather than acute fractures caused by trauma. Hopefully, when I get to that point, I can contribute to this injury recovery world by telling my story.
- 5/2/16: REST. Very intentional. My body was so tired from the trip to Cincy that I needed this day to rest. I was also battling a headache and some nausea. James and I joined the hubs that evening at Hoff Park while he played volleyball.
- 5/3/16: Chest and back. I got myself back to The Y for some beasting.
- 5/4/16: Shoulders. Jimmy requested a family night at The Y so I spent my day being mostly bored. I did make it to Khol's to spend some of the "Sorry you are hurt" money that my mom sent me. After crying during his first visit to The Y child watch last week, James was excited about going back! If he keeps up the enthusiasm, I see more opportunities for gym dates with Jimmy in my future.
- 5/5/16: REST...sort of. I had my ortho appointment this morning and had no idea what to expect. No good news has ever come from any of my appointments, so I assumed the worst. I received what seemed like the best news ever. My x-rays revealed optimal healing of my fractures (5 weeks post accident). Rather than going one more week non weight bearing, Dr. D is allowing me to begin the partial weight bearing segment of my rehab! Praise the Lord!!
These are happy tears. I was so thankful when I left the doctor. As usual, I held it in until I got to my car.
Yay for standing! It was weird. I was scared.
- 5/6/16: Bis and Tris. A friend told me about this "Touch a Truck" event happening today. I decided, with my new weight bearing status, I should be able to handle taking James...especially since he's a good listener. I knew I wouldn't be able to hold his hand to cross the street or navigate the crowds (because of my crutches), but I assumed he would be his normal self and just listen to my instruction. WELL...he chose this one day to be a butthole and do everything else except what I asked him to do. I was in a crazy pissy mood most of the day because this normal 2 year old attitude never ended. Finally, that evening, James seemed to chill out a bit. Jimmy and I were able to make it to the gym, and James had a blast in the child care at The Y.
The most calm moment of "touch a truck." Sitting on the school bus.
- 5/8/16: I think I did even more walking today. I was more brave about the amount of weight I put through my leg. I'm pretty sure I wasn't putting 50% through my leg the first day or two...mostly out of fear. I'm excited and very nervous about this process. Today was Mother's Day so James and the hubs took me out to breakfast at the place of my choice (DK Diner).
My loves. James can't get enough pancakes.
His silly shenanigans continue!
How Far Along: 25 weeks, 5 days
What Baby Boo Deux is Up To: Still moving like crazy!!
Weight Gain: I FINALLY stepped on the scale this week since I received weight bearing rights. I kept forgetting to weigh myself in the morning before eating and getting dressed but I think I'm somewhere around 130 lbs. My starting weight was 112 lbs. I guess that amount of weight gain is fairly normal at this point, but, because of my lack of activity the past 5 weeks, I feel like a complete hog.
Symptoms: Nothing really.
Cravings/Aversions: No coffee.
Coming Up: 26 week follow up appointment (TOMORROW!) with glucose test