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 17, 2010

Healing like a 12 year old! Yay!!

My new hospital gown that my Mom made for me, it actually fits and has multiple ties and buttons to insure I'm not flashing the world my stuff.

Left-January 17,2010 Right-January 4, 2010

Went to the ortho today and have great news! I'm "healing like a 12 year old"! Yahoo!!!!! In the picture above, the left is Xray from today, the right is the Xray from January 4th. The circles are the sites were the bone regrowth is occuring.

Blood pressure is down since I cut out florinef. 120/80 today.

I'm still exhausted and have been since I stopped exercising. I'm starting to think I was self medicating with the exercise and it was helping me to not be so tired.

Water running and spinning in small, increasing increments have been approved. Increasing weight bearing on the broken hip and 2 crutches has been approved.

Here's the general timeline, I didn't take notes so I could be off:

  • 2 more weeks on 2 crutches with increasing weight bearing
  • 2+ weeks on one crutch
  • carry crutch around and walk like a human
  • 8 weeks from now, resume walking
  • 12 weeks from now, think about starting running


Anonymous said...

hospital gowns and.. are those drymax socks? good stuff.. (:

Pip said...

You look so cute in that gown! Glad to hear you're healing well. I agree that not exercising is probably contributing to your tiredness, but healing and dragging yourself around on those crutches won't be helping. Even super-cute pink crutches!

Unknown said...

Thanks Pip! My goal WAS to look cute. yay, mission accomplished. I'm looking forward to getting back to exercising as I know you are!

Steve, fantastic eye. Those are drymax socks!! I'd better email Bob this blog post!

:) Dusty