I am scared to jinx myself, but I think I am all better! And not a moment too soon.
Since Dec 28, I have been suffering from pain in my ankle that was far worse than the tendonitis I’d managed all fall. My last run was on New Years Day in a long run cut short. I have seen 3 doctors, undergone a variety of treatments and tried every support. Last Friday I elected for a cortisone shot (which I learned is legal in the tendons and joints, but not in muscles). I was scared of the worst case scenarios- tendon rupture, infection, and the possibility that it just wouldn’t work.
10 minutes after leaving the doc’s office I realized that I could walk! This was a big improvement already; I hadn’t walked without a limp for over a week. But the miracle stopped there. For the last 5 days I thought that was as good as it was going to get. I know that I can run but have elected not to just in case. The last thing I need is another tweak in the subtalor joint. (But let me tell you, the bike is not my favorite).
I was starting to feel like Ivan Ilach with my optimism every morning and the let down I felt when the ankle was the same as the day before. BUT TODAY WAS DIFFERENT! I should be getting ready for my flight in a few hours, but I wanted to let everyone know that I AM BETTER! I think. I haven’t run yet, but I was able to lift up to my toes for the first time in weeks. All of my little tests suggest that we reached another level of healing and I AM READY TO RUN.