"There's only one hard and fast rule in running: sometimes you have to run one hard and fast."

Friday, March 9, 2012

Injury Update Update

My feet look like they've been boiled. The swelling has gone down a bit and the skin is stretched out and wrinkly; instead of uniformly dark red, there's now just patches of purple where the blood and dead muscle tissue (thankfully not much of that) needs to be reabsorbed. Nothing itches or burns and only a few spots are sore to the touch. [Yes, I took pictures, so I could check progress. No, I won't post them.]

I've been sleeping 10 hours each night, plus a nap. That's a sure sign my body's recovering, if slowly.

I'm losing weight. The antibiotics are killing off intestinal flora, making it hard to absorb food.

Yesterday, I went for a walk. That's the closest to training for me in 5 or 6 weeks.

Added: It's only been a couple of weeks. Wow, does time move slowly when hurt.


Alene Gone Bad said...

I wanna see the pictures! Good that you're healing. Hang in there. You will.

Carilyn said...

I want to see the pictures too! Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Your fans have spoken :). Besides, I showed you mine!y

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

No pictures.

I want 1000 words. 500 or more of which should be about how cushy chix have it in this country. No wonder you drowned your sorrows in Oxycontin and Viagra ... or was that Rush?

Now you've been mentioned in the same sentence as Rush Limbaugh twice.

Karen said...

Ouch. :(

Chad Walstrom said...

No pics! We believe you! Glad it's under control now.