"It takes six weeks for a fractured bone to heal," my doctor said today. My toe feels much better stabilized.
New foot x-rays today. Waiting for the radiologist report. Pending appointment with a podiatrist. Like most Americans, I hate waiting.
Doctor wants to do a bone density scan to make sure I don't have osteoporosis like my grandmother. I'm thin, another risk.
The last bone density scan I had was in 1998. My bones were strong from hiking and weightlifting since age 21.
"That was in the last century!" she said. Twenty years ago.
So much for hiking. I'm benched until July. That reminds me:
I can lift weights for the upper body from a seated position and lying on a bench. Also do abdominal exercises. With the machines: calf raises, calf crunches, one-leg presses, etc.
I'll stay strong.
To safely walk downstairs in this slippery boot, I sidestep holding the railing with both hands.
Just got my old REI soft knapsack with shoulder straps from storage. Will use it to carry things up and down.
The French conquered the Pyrenees carrying knapsacks with just a loaf of bread and salami.
Keep pushing where able but relax plenty too! Hope you get better soon. My dads a farmer at 70, and in the last 4 or 5 years he’s broken both the tibia and fibia in one leg from being pulled down by a roped calf, then needed a hip replacement on the same leg, then fell and broke the femur around the hip replacement screw, spent several months in assisted living and now he’s back running around at the farm like nothing happened. Between medical advancement and an active lifestyle it’s hard to keep someone determined down for long these days.
Sometimes it seems like half my life has been spent recovering from something or other (including an open heart, quadruple bypass surgery). A great way to learn about your body! Just keep going, learn from your injuries, and — as you said — work on other areas and build up the area around the injury. Always works for me!
Ni breaks but last summer /fall I was in the podiatrist office 1 or 2 times a week a foot ulcer yes I'm diabetic took about 10-12weeks to heal then about another 12 weeks ro get diabetic shoes. Hoping this summer will be able to hike some but now so far out of shape can only do a mile maybe 2, good luck heal quickly