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On The Road to a Diagnosis

Posted Sep 05 2012 6:25am

Good morning! Wednesday already! Busy day today including another spinning class. WOOHOO!!!

So, did you notice the new badge to the right? More on that later…

So, yesterday, my calf issue finally felt real. Where it has just been pain and me trying different things with my general practitioner, yesterday I had my first test as prescribed by an orthopedic specialist. And the test was at a hospital. I went through Admissions/Registration, filled out a TON of paperwork, got fitted with my ID bracelet, and led to an exam room. Thankfully I had the sweetest Ultrasound Tech. Seriously, she was awesome.

She did ultrasounds on both legs from groin to ankle, stopping various places in between. After that was complete, she took my blood pressure in both arms and both ankles. I have never had my blood pressure taken in my ankles. Then, I had to get up and do calf raises for 5 minutes, than lay back down for a repeat of the blood pressure testing. All told, I was in there for about 50 minutes being tested.

Tomorrow I go for an MRI, then next week back to the specialist to review the results. So, we will see. If the diagnosis requires surgery, then surgery I shall have. While I am not thrilled at the prospect of surgery, I am thrilled at the thought of getting my calf fixed once and for all.

Later in the evening, I went walking while hubby was running. I started out super slow. Slow and steady. And you know what? I finished 3.1 miles. I haven’t actually walked a 5K distance in a while and I have two races in October. I will not be able to have surgery before these races, so I will be dealing with the leg pain. It was great to complete the distance, even if I was slow.

Check out what happened to our walking loop though:

Lots and lots of dirt piled up and a REALLY big hole. Luckily we could still use most of the path. Walk to it, turn around, walk to the other side, turn around, repeat.

Must finish getting ready for work. This Thirty-One Cinch It Up Thermal with Mini Zipper Pouch is great for taking my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for the day.

What activity are you most excited about this week? Any exciting news to share?

Enjoy your day!

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