31 December 2009

fat leg update.....

due to increased pain in my leg i went to the doctors this morning. then spent the afternoon in a&e. got seen by the nurse practitioner and the registrar. x-ray and bloods taken. no break but they were concerned about the swelling to my calf and possible clots. left calf is 3 inches bigger than right. bloods came back 'ok' but need to return to clinic on monday. have been told to do NOTHING, use crutches and continue to 'rice'.

i asked about 'puffer, they said "no"...after i'd convinced them that it wasn't a joke. needless to say the west highland way training is going to need some tweaking...

18 comments:

Red Bike said...

Poor Kate. Just make sure you do as the Doc says and rest. No cheaky runs!

I've only get to 'bump off' another 14 people now and I might be in Puffer!

Julbags said...

Oh no! Blooming slippy conditions.

SS:Mtn Biker said...

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery,my friend...now go watch some TV :)

ultra collie said...

hope you mend quick kate
ive just tweaked my training following the lay off..its simple you just load the stuff you've missed on top of the stuff not yet done ! ;)

Runningbear said...

Gutted for your leg Kate, (am still wincing here at the thought of the shin pain), hope you recover quick and get back to some action. All the best for 2010 - looking forward to reading more of your brilliant blog stories in the New Year, RB.

trio said...

Nooooooooooooooooo.......surely there is time to recover before puffer????

Thunder In The Night said...

Ouch! I know how you feel. I ended up getting a blood clot after re-constructive knee surgery and had to inject warfarin into my own stomach. Not good. Loving your revised 'What I should be doing'.

kate said...

red- at the moment i could enter a crawling race!

julbags- now i know where you got your fear from :(

SS- thanks and i shall!

uc- cheers. been thinking about training and strangely i came up with the same plan ;)

rb- thanks for the sympathy. maybe i should just stick to running ;)

trio- Dr said probably 3-4 weeks of nothing! even if ok-ish for 'puffer then i'd probably do even more damage.

thunder- that sounds horrible! my issue is that the bruise has now where to go and is making is feel like someone's pouring boiling water down my shin :(

trio said...

Yes but they are used to dealing with non-active people.

Fingers crossed that you heal quicker than they think!

Ben said...

Bad luck, sure it will come good. Bit of rest and I sure you will come back fighting. Take it easy.

Groover said...

Sooooo sorry to hear, Kate. Here is to a good 2010 and a speedy recovery.

Charlie said...

Poor you, hope leg better soon!

kate said...

trio- i hope you're right but i've got to keep my eye on the 'big one', so to speak

ben- thanks, just running out things to do at home ;)

groover- thank you! i have new found respect for you and how you dealt with gf. i've only been 'house bound' for 8 days and i'm going stir crazy!

charlie- cheers. hoping that if i follow advice to the letter then recovery will be quicker :)

stustod said...

Oh that's crap Kate!
Hope you get good news on Monday.

Runningbear said...

OMG Kate. I've just looked at your fat leg slideshow. Its horrific. I think I'm traumatised. It must have killed! Multicoloured leg injuries of this kind are deserving of signicantly more post grumbles and whimpers than so far seen. Get to it. Lots of tea and sympathy from me, RB x

kate said...

stustod- cheers. not even thinking about the miles lost ....

rb- thank you :) leg less fat now, more just a bit lame. but definitely on the mend

John Kynaston said...

Thanks for getting in touch.

If I can help with your whw preparation just let me know. When I first entered the whw in 07 I set up my blog to help others as there wasn't as much information on the web as there is now.

I'l also add your blog to our whw blog roll if that's okay?

http://whwblogs.blogspot.com/

John

kate said...

hi john, thanks :)