One week later after I did my random gravity check on the road……
Doctor So&So, “We have reviewed your x-rays and we have come to the conclusion that your ankle is BROKEN! An avulsion fracture to be technical.”
Hey, you! Stop looking up avulsion fracture in your google machine! I was gonna tell you what it was. Now you’re just gonna have to wait….. back to my story.
I was like, “You’re freakin kidding me, right? I have been going to work and walking on this damn thing since Monday cause your orders were to stay off it for approx 3 days.”
Well, it turns out this isn’t something I can just put a lime in the coconut and drink it all up to be better. I’m looking at an eight week healing process then rehab. Well, for me rehab will be putting my shoes back on and finding that rock and kicking it’s ass!
So anyway, I have another appointment next Friday for them to give me a walking boot. For now I have this plastic brace they gave me that pushes in on the one spot that hurts so bad I want to cry when it is touched.
Oh, yeah, you want to know what an avulsion fracture is don’t you? OK, so here is the simple and least gross description. An avulsion fracture is when a ligament or tendon is ripped from the bone and pulls a piece of the bone off with it. Sounds harmless enough but it also comes with a huge deformed lump that sits on the side of my ankle. And my foot is turning all kinds of pretty colors.
So if you haven’t figured out by now, I’m very depressed about this situation. All that running and all those training rides…..wasted with no end result or race entered and concluded.
The other day I got a little stir crazy and decided to do my pushup and pullup routine. It felt good to do a little something and get the arms and back pumped up. But I still had to hold myself up by hanging on the door frame.
I really could use some clear headed thoughts. So I want to ask you; my friends, my readers, for some ideas on some exercise that I can do without standing or putting pressure on one leg.
Hit me up…I’m in need of some stress relief.