Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Coulda Wouda Shouda Won't Change My Injury - Gastrocnemius Fascia Tear
Prognosis is that we hope it will heal and not require surgery. I'm hopeful that it will. But I will be in the boot for 4-6 weeks. I wore a boot 2 years ago for stress fracture. But I have to say that this injury is more painful, the boot is heavier, harder to walk in, too tall of a heel, and my hips/back/knee are already feeling the brunt of it after 1 day.
I'm trying to stay positive and focus on other things such as core and upper body. But I'll admit I've shed some tears. Getting around is difficult. And going to the gym today was emotionally a battle. But I did 20 minutes of rowing, some upper body weights and the hand krank machine.
And this machine isn't for the faint of heart. It took me awhile to get into a rhythm. I'm hoping this isn't going to be a LOOOOONNNNNGGGGGGG 4-6 weeks.