I'm gobsmacked! I posted this original thread in '02 and it's been picked up again! Just to let you know the long term effects of my original injury, now seven years ago. Day to day movement is ok, I find I don't have the range of movement in my ankle that I had before the injury and if I try to bend my ankle 'inwards' it really pulls and is uncomfortable. Strangely, I feel it 'tweaking' when my ankle is relaxed, while swimming using the leg/foot movements for breast stroke.
Having said that, it's got me round the GNR a good few times since and coped with my heavy weight! I'm still careful about 'fashion' shoes and can't go for a 'high' heel, but then at my age I probably shouldn't anyway!
So although it's not the same as it was before injury, it's not too bad either. I would urge you though, if you feel things are not right after an initial diagnosis and continue to have bad pain, get it checked out again - I wish I had, knowing what I know now.
Ooooops - fell at the first hurdle... Tried to work in the walk thing for to and from work. Spanner in the works came when I had to drive kids to school, leaving me no time to do anything.
One of my kids (16 she is) couldn't walk to college as - wait for this - the weekend the FLM was on, she was taking part in a 50 mile roadmarch over two days, with the ATCadets - she did it and got her medal, but knackered her feet. They have to walk in big boots and DPMs not trainers.
So not only was I humiliated but at the same time inspired, by my daughter, but stopped trying to get out that door!
Anyway. Back on the ladder, first rung is the diet again, it needs sorting as Emgee says. Daughter's feet are better now, so plan to walk to work tomorrow and home again. Mmm - feel better already.
Hope everyone hasn't stopped reading this thread as I haven't been around - I felt a bit ashamed of myself as you were all supportive of me (blushes and hangs head)and put off coming back to the thread. How stupid is that!
Right. Here goes again. Out tonight even tho it's p***ing it down!
Thanks all for your postings. I hope all of you superpeeps had a fab day yesterday at London? I watched and wept on the tv.
Nessie, I wont dwell on those who are fab! Waaaabit, thanks for the boot out - it worked today!
Philo - cheers mate.
And everyone else I haven't mentioned - biiiiig thanks. I went out today and did 15minsX2 brisk walk and I feel saintly.
Emgee - wow. Thanks for writing down the stages and the goals - I can almost believe them...I will stick with the walking bit for this week at least, as strangely it is enjoyable. Maybe next week, a few jogging steps? I'll keep you posted.
Cheers all you 'old pros' for cposting on this thread - it means a whole lot to me to know someone's taking an interest and supporting me. You never know - one day I could be at that mara in London and meet you peeps...!