Saturday, July 16, 2016
I have not been able to go to the gym for a full week -- because of the broken toe and the fact I cannot get a shoe on the foot.
BUT I have to exercise -- otherwise I have trouble eating.. talk about a catch 22 ......
So I have been walking every day -- in sandals -- and not even walking - more strolling BUT at least it was something........
The only problem was -- because I was walking sorta tilted to the side - to take the weight off the toe -- I developed a blister on the right side of the sole of my foot........ a big blister !! On Thursday it broke and I couldn't decide what hurt more - the blister or the toe.
Yesterday the swelling in the toe seemed to be down a bit -- so I decided to try putting a sock on -- and then the running shoe. I loosened the laces completely and managed to get my foot in the shoe. I didn't lace it / tie it tight -- and set off for my walk.
At first it hurt a lot -- but the blister didn't hurt so I shifted the weight and everything felt good. I walked for just over 2 miles...... which wasn't very far considering what I normally do...... but I thought I wouldn't push it............ aren't I good??
When I got home I could hardly get the shoe off -- the pain was awful. I sat and watched as the poor lil toe swelled up. So I was back to icing it and keeping it elevated.
Somehow in my mind - a broken toe didn't seem as serious as other bones -- but trust me I learned my lesson!! A broken bone is a broken bone! I just hope I haven't set my healing time back too much.