Break out the bubbly- I can walk!
I’m ecstatic from a very good meeting with my surgeon today. My Xrays look great and the doctor said it’s all walking on my own two feet from here on out. I couldn’t be happier about this news!
Tomorrow marks seven weeks since my accident. I went from not being able to lift my head the first week to not being able to lift my right leg for the first month, all the while being dependent on others and my walker or crutches to get around. I still have a long way to go and walking hurts and feels forced, but it’s step… a big one. And I am very happy about that!
The doctor prescribed rehab to teach me how to re-walk and estimates that I can start running again after my next appointment in five weeks. I was armed with tons of questions and am happy to report:
- The pelvis breaks won’t affect my ability to carry and bear children. If desired, we could get pregnant in the new year and be fine (my pelvis just may hurt more). Good thing we’re not desiring that right now.
- He gave me the clear to register for my second Ironman next October. My body will be strong enough.
- I can work again! I’m working part-time to ease back in.
- The surgeon without a doubt is confident in my running the Disney Marathon January 8th. Not worried the least. Total confidence. Enough said.
Although I’m not able to run for quite a while, I can safely say I’m training for a marathon
To celebrate Richard and I headed to our CrossFit box to kick my newly-functioning butt. I’m cleared for most activity, including most CrossFit exercises. He encouraged me to let my body guide me. I’m going to experience pain when re-training my body, but I’ll know when to stop or slow down.
- 10 Burpees
- 20 Mountain Climbers (I subbed Ab Mats)
100 KB Goblet Squats (I did modified air squats sans weight)
The workout took me 20 minutes 15 seconds, not including a 500 meter row to warm up. It hurt waking up sleeping muscles and moving in new ways… but it was wonderful. I’m perfectly achy, curled up on the couch with Dixie and looking forward to a very exciting future.
ps- Richard was my coach at CrossFit tonight. It’s his first week coaching! Stop by and tell him congrats!
What is the first thing you’d do if you got clearance to walk for the first time in seven weeks?