Friday, November 06, 2009

Ankle again

Andra's back in full swing...happy again (we had a fussy couple of days, highly unusual), crawling like a champ, and getting much better at standing without falling over (for a couple seconds at least!). We just found out the insurance company WILL pay for her hemangioma surgery (well, 80% of it since the doctor is out of network) which is now scheduled for December 16, 4 days after her birthday. I bought her a strawberry hair clip off of etsy for post-surgery, because I think she will look really different without the hemangioma and it will take me some time to get used to her without a big red thing on her head! So the clip will be a transition object for me!

My ankle has been a pain in the ass lately. For the past 3 weeks or so it's been bothersome. Not enough to stop my running of course. But it does hurt. It's similar to one of the many ways my wrists have felt, so it's not really freaking me out, more like grossing me out. Yesterday I managed the usual 5.5 mile loop just fine, but a number of times, my ankle would randomly crunch. It was not painful, just that creepy crepitus where it sounds and feels like bones and junk crunching around in there. Icky. I have two things to do as I wait this phase of the RA out...one, I need to talk to my rheumatologist again about if I should push for the cortisone injection, and two, talk to my friend who is a massage therapist and set up a few short sessions where she will work on all the tendons and things in my left leg. She did this for my wrists/arms once and it was really amazing. And possibly after the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving I might try a couple weeks without running and see if it helps? I don't think it will though. This isn't an injury that will heal. It's a degenerative condition, and so my thought is to use it while I can! Which I anticipate being a LONG time, but still...

Does anyone else compose really eloquent, interesting blog posts in their heads while out running, and then when the time comes to actually write, it's all gone? Sigh...

3 comments:

Natalie D said...

last part - haha, yes! or I never find the time to write it.
Sorry about your ankle - that's frustrating!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Ha! Yes, I always compose the most witty posts while out running or swimming and then I either forget them or I go to write them and they really disappoint me.

I hope the ankle gets better for you. I can't imagine how frustrating that is.

DC Running Mama said...

Degenerative is such an awful word. Let's strike that word from the dictionary. Good for you on focusing on the positive: running while you still can. At least some day, you will look back and think about how you appreciated your body for what it could provide for you rather than lament how it has dissappointed you. Oh, and I totally hear you about writing in your head being so much better than what happens on "paper."