Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New life for a while

Above is an Xray of my hip. The break is the horizontal yellow line, the new bone growth is the vertical yellow line.

Yes, I'm a dork, took pictures of my Xrays and MRI. Dr. Brown humored me and drew the lines on the Xray above for a second time just so I could take a picture of it!

I saw my awesome Ortho yesterday. Prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. Getting to the full recovery...ridiculously slow. 6 weeks on 2 crutches! For right now, no weight on the right leg, no swimming, no cycling with the bad leg (I CAN sit on the trainer and spin with the good leg, bad leg on stool), I can lift upper body. Anything that hurts, I can't do.

POSITIVES of this experience:
  • Sleeping more
  • Reading more, finished first two Twilight books
  • Bubble baths
  • I'm decorating my crutches and will post pictures when I get more flair. I just watched Office Space and realized I need 15 pieces of flair. I've got 3, I'm working on the other 12
  • I will catch up on my emails
  • I can be lazy!!!
  • Between the MRI and the Xrays, I get to see some really cool views of my insides
NEGATIVES of this experience:
  • I've never had to take my pants off for so many people, it gets old after a while
  • My armpits hurt from the crutches
  • Six weeks on crutches!
  • I can't put ANY weight on my right leg
  • I'm tired!
This experience is certainly an opportunity for me to learn a lot. It's an interesting experience to go from being able to do nearly anything I want to do physically to spilling coffee all over the floor trying to get it to the opposite counter. I'm wearing a backpack everywhere since I can't carry much in my hands. At the stores, I've had to ride around in the electric cart. Because I'm so spastic, I knocked over a dog treat display in KMart. Kind of funny but a little embarrassing.

Mentally, this is a very sobering experience. My entire view of myself, my interests and my day to day life have to be changed radically. I'm going to try to set some new goals for 2010 and I will post them here.

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