Hi! It's been awhile since I've blogged but I've kept up by reading everything.
I have been feeling really good & have kept up my exercising routine 3 days a week. I must have stepped wrong though, about a month ago and my ankle 'popped' really loudly. It hurt for about 15 seconds then was ok again. But ever since, my left ankle (the inside) has felt unstable but I could still exercise on it. Then last week, my ankle was getting so sore during the day, that I finally looked at it around 3 pm & it was seriously swollen. I just put it up & rested the rest of the day. The next day it was still quite swollen, so I called the Dr's office & left a message for the nurse. They called me back later & said I should wear either a boot or a brace & they called it in to the place I picked. I went there later that day & looked at everything & picked the cheapest brace, since I have to pay for everything with no insurance right now.
The brace helped with the swelling but it doesn't help much with the unstableness that I'm feeling. It seems that any twisting or turning that I do with that ankle is now re-injuring it. I'm really thinking that I should call my orthpaedist to see if I tore something in there. I hate to do it because I just got myself clear from all medical debt and I want to enjoy that for awhile.
I think that I'll try a bike ride today, that will take the weight-bearing off my ankle & still I'll be outside & getting some sun & exercise. The wind is quite strong today, coming in gusts but it is warm. I'll wait another day before I decide what to do about my ankle.
I'm also trying to catch an elusive mouse that is in my house. I've baited the traps, 2 different kinds & have caught nothing but some bugs, yet. I keep seeing him out of the corner of my eye & I jump & yell each time. Ugh, vermin! I had a friend help me block the gaps at the bottom of both my doors, so perhaps I have trapped him inside. Someday he'll get caught.