Wednesday, April 16, 2008

R.I.P. Da Boot!

That's right, I will no longer be wearing DA BOOT! I saw Dr. C today and it went very well. It was rather quick, in fact. Based on my lack of pain, he thinks I have "done well" with staying off it. So the plan is, I will now wear DA BRACE (which he refers to as "The Gauntlet" - ha ha) full time. And effective immediately I can bike whenever I want! I'll do that for 2 weeks. Then I can start walking. Whoo hoo! If that also goes well -- brace yourselves -- in another two weeks I can start running. Music to my ears! In four weeks I could be running!

He thinks the chronic swelling will eventually subside. I have to go back in three months for a follow-up.

This is such good news! I couldn't be happier. :)

12 comments:

peter said...

Good news ideed!

Maddy said...

Glad to hear it Susan! w00t! w00t!

The timing is perfect for training for the Chicago Marathon ;-)

Running Knitter said...

Awesome news! Yay!

kim said...

Soooo happy to hear!!! Are you thinking of running (or have you signed up) for Chicago?? Hope so....I signed up for it, we can do some long runs together!

Petraruns said...

Wowee! What good news! I'm thrilled to read it. Well done for all your restraint - I know it's been hard - but it looks like it's paying off.

Arland said...

YEAH!!!! Thats great news Susan. And just in time to enjoy the nice weather too.

CewTwo said...

Woo Hoo! Yay!

So, I guess that patience is a virtue! An investment in rest and time off that paid off big time!

Congratulations, Friend!!!

cheryl said...

How long has it been? I know how excited you are!! I'm happy for you!!

Chief Wahoo said...

OUTSTANDING!

Glad to hear you are on track and will be back hitting the pavement soon!

Jessica said...

This is fantastic news!

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh Susan, I'm sooooo happy for you!!!

Jodi said...

Congrats! I can't wait to start hearing about your runs.