I think the saying goes “God won’t give you any more than you can carry.”
Well He must have a high opinion of our family, that’s for sure!
After my 6 week postpartum check-up, the ob/gyn cleared me for any kind of exercise and said everything looked great. I started going on long walks every day with the baby– usually 2 hours each walk– and going to Mommy & Me yoga classes for new moms. Then, at 9 weeks, I decided to attempt my first jog. It was amazing! I went 3 miles and it took me over half an hour, but I did it! A few days later I went on my second job. About a mile and a half into it, my right heel started to hurt pretty badly. I went a little further then decided to turn around when it only felt like it was getting worse. On the way home, my left heel started to hurt too. After 4 or 5 days of lots of stretching, ice, and trying to “walk it off,” I went to a podiatrist and got X-Rays and an MRI. The verdict: two fractured heels!
I’m not supposed to walk for the next 8 weeks while my feet heal. In the meantime, for the little walking necessary (ie to the bathroom or to pick up the baby), I have– no joke– a walker to use.
The first day or two was kind of exciting– not being able to walk means I can’t prepare my own meals and I get out of changing a lot of poopy diapers. But now I realize 8 weeks is a long, long time like this and I’m pretty disappointed to say the least. David’s working full-time and in a Master’s program full-time too, and we’re blessed to have lots of family and friends coming to help out right now, but it sure is hard not to be able to do what I want to do or go anywhere for that matter. (I’m legally now allowed to drive while wearing the boots. And I’m supposed to keep them elevated to help with the swelling. And I’m not supposed to stand or walk when I don’t absolutely have to. All of this makes doing or going anywhere very difficult!)
David and I had done a little bit of work on the sun room before I got injured but to suffice it to say we’re not in a position to do much ourselves right now. We’ve decided to hire some help to get things squared away, so stay tuned for professional changes to our house!! I’m excited things can still move forward even when I can’t move myself!