Thursday, March 17, 2011

one thing thursday

1. I spent the first few days being stalwart but, you guys, I am really really not okay.  I am trying not to completely harass the internet with how completely not-okay I am, but I am not doing well.  And it's not even (totally) about the running at this point.  I'd like to be able to get out of bed without stabbing pain in my back.  I'd like to be able to drive to Target without having to think about whether or not an hour is enough time, because it hurts to put any weight on either leg so walking is pretty slow, or if it's even worth the trip because I'm hurting THAT badly.  This isn't like my IT band, where it hurt to run, but otherwise I could go out and have fun and live my life.  I've essentially been in bed for 4 solid days and it is NOT okay.  I do know that I am doing everything I can do to help this heal, but it's not happening quickly - if at all.  And yes, I have a foam roller.  Yes, I've stretched!  I've iced and seen a great PT and made doctor's appointments.  


I don't want to take a break from the blog but I'm not sure what there is for me to talk about.  "Today I cried for 6 hours and ate only Oreos while reading DIY house blogs because I can't bear to touch my Google reader."  Yeah, that's no fun for anyone.  So I'm going to try and post updates as I have any, but really, no update is no update is no update.

21 comments:

  1. So bummed. I hate to see anyone have to deal with pain like that. Is it your SI? My husband has had some SI issues with his running and every once in a while he will be completely out of commission for 3-4 days. Once he sat on the toilet and couldn't get back up. I was out and he had to call me because he couldn't get back downstairs to watch our kids. Fortunately, he's usually back to full strength in a week or so. Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  2. *Hugs* We've talked and there is nothing more that needs to be said. I feel your pain and hoping for the best girly.

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  3. I'm so sorry. I really don't have anything to say but that.

    I can totally sympathize with the frustration. It's not just that you fear that your race is in jeopardy, but also that it takes so much freaking longer to do everything. You think of times like these as opportunities to be productive in other areas -- "if I can't run, then I can use the time to clean the bathroom." But it never works that way; instead it ends up being a 30 minute ordeal just to take a shower and get dressed. And shopping? Forget that!

    Up to you as to whether you keep blogging, etc. I found it really helpful for me. Stuff like keeping a training log and continuing to post in different communities really helped me feel like I was still an athlete in training, and still connected. And I like reading your stuff.

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  4. Oreos have healing power. I'm thinking of you and sending good healed back vibes your way.

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  5. Sorry you are in so much pain girl. I didn't realize it was that bad.
    I totally encourage you to come here and bitch your heart out. A ton of your readers have been there before and you don't owe it to us to be cheery all the time.
    Feel better xoxo

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  6. I'm so sorry Katie. I hope you stop hurting soon.
    All anyone expects from you is your raw, honest take on things, and you never fail to deliver. Love knowing you - you are 100% real, genuine human.

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  7. So sorry, Katie. I wish I had more words of wisdom for you. I don't mind reading "woe is me" blogs. We can't all be happy all of the time. I hope you feel better soon.

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  8. aww. :( I'll echo the above and tell you that this is your blog and you can use it however you like, for bitching or house talk or puppy pictures :D - or not use it at all for a while. and now I am going to be that annoying girl and recommend something that I haven't seen you mention, and which has hugely helped my hip (bursitis, + pulled muscles from compensating for said bursitis): KT Tape.
    http://www.kttape.com/instructions/si-joint-pain/ (there are youtube links for taping piriformis too). I found some at REI...call ahead because it can be hard to find, and/or ask the Poet to run that errand. I don't think it can hurt*, and it might really really help.

    *usual legalese about how I'm not a doctor etc....no wait, I am a doctor! but not an MD. :P

    hugs!

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  9. Oh no this sounds horrible. Hope the pain eases for you soon!

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  10. I'm so sorry!!! :( This is SOOO shitty and you have been so good about injury prevention! Stay strong, you will make it through this! I've been there and it sucks, just keep venting away, we are here!

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  11. This sounds really rough Katie. Sending healing vibes your way...I hope the pain eases quickly.

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  12. I am so sorry you are in pain, lady! Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I think its good that you have some doctors appointments lined up!

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  13. If you're not better on Sunday, can I bring you a Buzz cupcake after my spin training? Please say yes. This is really just an excuse for me to justify eating a cupcake. Unless I make rainbow cake...

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  14. I know (kind of) how you feel. I couldn't touch my google reader when I first found out that I had fractured pretty much every bone in my lower legs. And when I got my first stress fracture I ended up in a world of depression.

    Please, please, please let me know if I can do anything to help you out! I am available to run errands, cry with you, blast angry music, throw stones at healthy runners, eat, drink. Seriously. Say the word and I'll be at your side!

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  15. I have been there with back issues, and I'm sending hugs and lots of good thoughts your way. I recommend some wallowing in pity and lots of beer. The wallowing feels good,and the beer really does have medicinal properties - or at least it relaxes all those very angry muscles. Hang in there!

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  16. You know we're here, as evidenced by the fact that we barged into your house last night. We'll do it again (and again) if we need to.

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  17. What Amy said. Lack of invitations and the word "no" won't stop us!

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  18. So sorry <3 hope you are out of pain very soon.

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  19. I'm making a sad face and hurting FOR you. You're in my prayers girl. Wallow a bit - sometimes that helps just don't get sucked completely under.

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  20. Wow! I had that same exact type of day on Monday, bc of my miss behaving butt. (when you saw me at the pool) I cried (bc yet again Im injured, in PT, and not running) So I can relate!....but just 4 short days later, and 1 PT session/deep tissue massage, my butt has been pain free for x3 days and I "jogged" x8 mins today!
    My point: continue to pool run, stay focused on healing, it may take more than a couple days, but you will heal! Yes, National is right around the corner but there are so many more 13.1's in 2011!! Get strong, get healthy, it will heal! be confident in that! :)
    love u!!

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