Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shoot Me! Week 8 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

This is me sitting on the couch with my leg up.

I am out of exercise commission. This is hard for me to take. Justin's and my routine has been disrupted by my injury. This all occurred Tuesday morning at Zumba class. I can be found at our local YMCA four to six days a week. I am at Zumba class every Tuesday and Thursday morning and sometimes on Saturdays. About 15-20 minutes into class on Tuesday we were reviewing some moves for the next song and something popped in my left leg and my calf muscle got very tight. I thought it was just a cramp so I went out into the hall to walk it off. But the pain was so bad that I couldn't hardly walk, so Justin and I went home so that I could soak in the tub. I spent the day icing and putting icy hot on my leg and taking Aleve. If I sat down for longer than five minutes, I couldn't hardly stand up again. I had to keep moving all day.

My family has had quite the reaction to the injury. Ashlin came home from preschool on Tuesday and found me on the couch putting ice on my leg. When she saw that I couldn't get off the couch and when I finally did how much pain I was in she came and held my hand. She then told Justin to hold my other hand because Mommy was hurt. Cara's comment after school was, "I guess you won't be going to the Y and exercising for awhile". My husband's comment was probably the best, "If you were a horse, they would just take you out back and shoot you".

Yesterday, I didn't stay exercise and my calf muscle would still hurt if I stepped wrong or if I sat for too long it would tighten up. Today again I didn't go to the Y, but I did do an exercise video at home to see what I could do on that leg. I think I may have pulled or strained a muscle. It will get better and I will back at it exercising again. I used to hate exercise, but now if I miss a day it bugs me. I almost look forward to exercise time now. It helps me start my day and gives me more energy throughout the day.

I am also having problems with my eyes. If you noticed, lately I am wearing my glasses quite a bit. I miss my contacts, but I cannot wear them right now. I am having severe dry eye problems. It is supposed to take about 10 seconds for an eye drop to absorb on the eye and my eyes are at 1-2 seconds. It is no wonder that my eyes hurt and have been red. The eye doctor has put me on steroid drops to see if this helps my eyes. If this doesn't work, I will be getting plugs put in.

All of this will pass in time, but I am not the most patient person. This is testing me.

Take care,



  1. I hope you get to feeling better. It's not fun being hurt. As you said these will pass and things will get better. Hopefully soon!

    For now, Enjoy some relaxing days with your boy!

  2. Hope you feel better soon. I hate being out of exercise commission.

  3. You poor thing! You have had a rough week. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  4. It will all pass. Keep thinking that!!!!!! You're precious......loving the pictures of you.

  5. Yikes..... I hope you are back up and running soon:) Take Care of Yourself

  6. I hope you are feeling better soon. I had to laugh at your husbands comment. I can feel the love!

  7. Oh no! sorry you got hurt. Is there anyway you could have a sprain in that area? I ask because when I sprained my ankle I heard it "pop" and it was the worst pain EVER!!! I thought it was broke, the doc says a sprain can be worse though because of the healing time. So take it easy the best you can so you can heal well! And good for your for being so good about exercise!!

  8. Bummer. I have heard Zumba is great but haven't trid it. I hope you are back to it in no time!

  9. Hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. awww sorry to hear that! hope you are feeling better now!

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