Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 27th, 2010 - My Doctor Benches Me!!!

The continued prayer is, “Lord keep me focused. Keep my mind stayed on You. Help me to bring You praise. I know You believe in me. Please help me in my unbelief. Amen.”

This just in! I went to see the doctor today. The verdict is in and it looks like I've got some soft tissue damage.

The X-ray tech was making some noise about bone spurs in my heels. I told my doctor that I had absolutely NO time for bone spurs. He upgraded me to a little tissue damage. You can't be who I am and do what I do and not expect a little soft tissue damage.

He sentenced me to 2 weeks of ice and rest. I asked him if I could run the L.A.Cancer Challenge this Sunday. He said "absolutely NOT!" and was not one whit allayed by the fact that is a mere 3.1 miles.

I trust this man with the health of my husband and children and for them, I follow his instructions to the letter and without question. However, today I found myself negotiating a lesser sentence for myself. Just one week perhaps?

He wasn't feeling it.

What am I going to do with myself for TWO WEEKS?!?!?!


  1. I recommend swimming, cycling, or pool running, and I'd give it at least the two weeks your doctor stated. I also recommend investigating either Chi Running or POSE running. They are both geared towards running with a more efficient stride that avoids heel strikes.

  2. Thanks, LLoyd! I'll check that out. Right now I'm feeling a little bummed, but I think I will start a swimming regimen.

  3. You amaze me! I need to go to the dr too...once my insurance kicks in. My legs hurt so bad after running. I sometimes have to take Advil to be able to relax enough to sleep. I don't have time for that either! Don't know what Chi Running or POSE running are but sounds interesting. Let me know if you try it and how it goes :)