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Today I learned something important

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

If you must wear mascara during a physio appointment, make sure it's waterproof!! Lovely James 'massaged' my foot and ankle today to try free up my tendons and get rid of some more of the swelling. I cried! All I can say is it was nice when it stopped!! :-O Foot much happier now though, can even walk without crutches. :)

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I agree with that sound advice. I have also cried at a physio appointment but it is so worth it for the relief that they bring with those healing hands. Glad your foot is feeling a bit better. Happy healing.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Realfoodieclub

Thanks RFC. It's that awful moment of anticipation and dread when your physio reaches for the massage wax........ lol :)

danzargo
danzargoGraduate

Don't talk to me about physio torture! I can only say I'm pleased that your foot is feeling better and good for you putting up with the agonising treatment!

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to danzargo

Thanks Dan. Have to say, I thought about you and your description of your sports massage as I was sitting in the waiting room contemplating the ordeal to come. Think it must be a bit like child birth: you forget how much pain is involved until it starts again :)

old_git
old_gitGraduate

Ouch! No pain, no gain AM. Hope you get rid of that awful swelling soon and can fit your running shoes back on :-)

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to old_git

Funnily enough OG, the only pair of shoes that fit at the moment is an old pair of Karrimor running shoes I had when I first started C25k. Needless to say, I'm not running in them yet! :)

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Ouchy AM - glad James is helping it to improve. Hopefully it won't be long now.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Cheers Ully. He was so lovely and chatty as he reduced me to a sobbing wreck. Definitely feeling the improvement though, so well worth it :)

Hidden
Hidden

Oh no! That doesn't sound much fun. Hope your recovery is speedy x

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Hidden

Cheers GLugwig, haha definitely NOT fun but so worth it. Just need to take a hanky next time to bite down on! ;)

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Oh EM xxxx It is pure torture isn't it ? Poor you, big hug ((( )))

Glad it feels a lot better now , one day at a time xxxx

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to poppypug

Heehee Pops you're not kidding. Torture just about sums it up, but we runners are made a tough stuff, well tough-ish stuff.

I did ask him if he had any idea when I'd be able to run again but he just laughed! Should be walking fairly normally In about 2weeks but apparently, I have to have enough movement in my ankle and toes to literally hop, skip and jump before I can run again, otherwise I'll just knacker my knee again. Had a feeling he might say something like that :(

So thank you for you the hug, Sweetie, it's much appreciated. You're so right, one day at a time. My next big challenge is to go up and down stairs on my feet rather than my bottom. Don't hold your breath.

Hope you're still going great guns with your recovery xxx

old_git
old_gitGraduate in reply to AncientMum

It's all coming back like a nightmare! Stairs were awful, still better than a blistered behind.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to old_git

Haha don't remind me. First time I went downstairs on my behind I got a carpet burn!!

Ouch that sounds painful AM! No wonder you cried. And yes I know what you mean about the mascara. a bit embarrasing sometimes especially if you discover your panda eyes on the way home stuck in a traffic jam!

Great news that you're off the crutches now and the foot feels a bit better. This will all be like a bad dream sometime soon. xxx

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Irishprincess

Thanks Princess. Yep, thats me, the woman doing the ChiChi the Panda impersonation. It's worth every whimper though for the improvement it brings. xx

Hidden
Hidden

Do you reckon on School Career's Day there are conversations that go along the lines of "well I've seen that you like to inflict pain on people ... unfortunately recommending that you go into professional sadism isn't an option ... have you thought about physiotherapy instead?!"

Glad to hear you're making progress :)

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Hidden

Hahaha :D hadn't thought of it like that. Nice one Frocky xx

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

Oh Kat you haven't lived until you've been reduced to a snivelling wreck by a handsome young man, as he chats away about his plans for the afternoon. :)

A friend of ours, who used to play rugby, said it hurts like Hell but eventually you start looking forward to the pain because you know how much good it's doing you. I am NOT, repeat NOT, at that stage (yet). ;)

Have a great Easter xxx

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

That nice young man needs a hair cut and a vest ;) xxx

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Chin up AM. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger and all that.

Not sure how much use the mascara tip is to me but thanks anyway!

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to Dunder2004

No mascara? What really? :D ;)

mfamilias
mfamiliasGraduate

I'm new around here - how exactly did your ankle end up in this state? Don't tell me that you did it running, I'm still on the newbie cloud. There's another solution for the mascara - don't wear any at all. Good luck with the stairs - hope you don't have carpet burn. Ouch.

AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate in reply to mfamilias

Thanks mfamilias. Don't worry, running in no way contributed to my broken ankle, I'm just clumsy and tripped over. One second's inattention, many weeks of pain, discomfort and enforced rest. Grrrrrrr!

No mascara? Impossible ;)

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