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Ace wraps and braces

Posted Nov 11 2011 7:42pm

Glad Friday is here!  I made it through the first of 2 busy weeks fairly unscathed.  Thank you planning!  I was ready to hit the gym this morning.  I decided on 2 lifting workouts this week, so today was day #2.  I did a heavy lifting rotation.


Exercise Set/rep/weight Muscle worked
Barbell Squats 1 sets of 10 with 65# bar1 set of 8 with 70# bar1 set of 6 with 75# bar

1 set of 4 with 80# bar

Lower Body
Alternating Lat Row 3 sets of 10 with 20# DBs (40# total) Back
Barbell Chest Press 1 sets of 10 with 55# bar2 sets of 10 with 60# bar Chest
Decline Situps 3 sets of 10 Core
Stiff-legged Deadlift 3 sets of 10 with 65# bar Lower body/Hamstrings
Triceps Pull Down 3 sets of 12 at 30# Triceps
YTWL 3 sets of 4 each letter with 8# DBs (16# total) Shoulders
Lower Back Extension 3 sets of 10 at 80# Low back

I felt sooooo awesome doing this!  I actually pumped my fist in the air and said “Yes!” after doing my squats.  No one else was near by, thank goodness  :mrgreen:

Then I walked on the treadmill. I have to say now that I have had foot pain for a couple of days now when walking. It came on suddenly and hasn’t gotten better.

Lifting is no problem because the moves I do don’t stress the front part of my foot.  Wednesday night, I was sitting in my chair with my feet crossed and I pushed back with my heels – pressing on the left foot with my right – to sit further back and gotten a sudden pain on the top of  my foot.  It persisted and I walked yesterday (oops) and it still hurt. Then when I walked on the treadmill today it really hurt and I began to think that I might have broken it because it was point tender on the top of my foot.   I am 43 and have never broken a bone in my whole life.  I didn’t want to end that streak.

And to be totally honest, I have also been having wrist issues on my right. It’s is very painful with pushing and pulling maneuvers. Sigh. My body just has not been normal in a year and a half.  It’s rather annoying.

I came back home to have breakfast.  Grain free day again today.  I made the 1-minute muffin with the apple cranberry topping.  You all know the drill.

I then began calling places to have my foot looked at.  We do not have health insurance, so I wanted to go straight to an orthopod to avoid the cost of seeing my primary doctor (whom I don’t like) and getting referred to another.  Well, none of them were in the office today with the holiday unless I wanted to drive 15 miles (not).  So, I called my primary and there were no openings there either.  Ugh.  I decided to go to Urgent Care because I just wasn’t sure what was up.  I figured I would have them look at my wrist, too.

So, after lunch I headed out.

Long wait.  Long, long wait.  I finally made it into an exam room, where I waited some more.

Then the PA came in and did her thing, then sent me down for x-rays of my foot.  More waiting.  They could at least provide snacks or something when you have to wait for a couple hours…

Good news!  No fractures!  I, however,  have a midfoot sprain.  Bad news is that I have to rest it.  A lot.  Like 10 days.  I am not really limping from it, but I do walk a bit funny, so no need for crutches.  I have an Ace wrap.

Too bad none of my shoes fit now.  I had to tape my sandal onto my foot. John offered me his shoe to try on, but I decided that I didn’t want to look like I was enrolled in clown college.

So much for my goal of walking 3 miles 5 times a week during November.  John doesn’t think I can rest that long.  I have my doubts on that as well.

Now my wrist has radial styloid tenosynovitis.  Or in other words – overuse.  It is the motions of gripping the handlebars on my bike for many hours that aggravated it in the first place and doing things like pushups and turning locks and door handles makes it worse.  Anything that flexes the wrist basically (thank goodness not typing).

So, I also need to rest that and not do the motions that cause the pain.  This one I have a problem with because I do want to bike this weekend with the nice weather (if my foot can take it).  Bike season will be over soon and I will be able to rest it more completely.

Funny how I type about these type of conditions all the time and now it is me that has them.

After several hours at the urgent care center, I stopped for a latte because I was so hungry!!!! and picked up my new wrist brace.

Welcome to Team Radiance wrist brace.   :roll:  At least it is a flexi brace so that I can type.

Now I feel like a complete mess.

I did win the football picks this week and with being so busy all week, tonight was our first free night to have dinner out!  I decided to go back to The Tavern (where we went last week).  Only I got something I haven’t had in forever:

Chicken wings! (Hot, please).  Grain free, since they aren’t breaded!  Not fat free LOL.  Note I had veggies on the side, plus some sweet potato fries.   :mrgreen:


I really wanted some comfort food of grains, but chicken wings will do.   I used to eat these all.the.time.

Now for an evening at home with my foot up and catching up on some work that I wasn’t able to do while at the urgent care center.  I have no idea how much this visit will cost me.  I will have to await the bill.   :shock:


Here’s hoping that trialing my bike tomorrow won’t hurt my foot.

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