Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pour Your Heart Out--The Hubby Edition

My husband is a wonderful guy.  He is mostly thoughtful and considerate, he will clean and do dishes and cook, he puts the toilet seat down and does the yard work, and he treats me really good.  He is a fabulous daddy to both our boys.

He is also a runner, skier, bicyclist, hiker--in short he likes to be active.  However, when ever he gets on a roll something happens to derail him.  When Turbo was one, Nick looked in the mirror and decided taht the desk job he had was doing his waistline no favors.  So he bought running shoes and started running in the mornings.

 He did good until winter hit with snow and ice--not so easy to run in.  He became a spring, summer and fall runner until two years ago when he dumped himself out of a canoe and sprianed his left ankle badly--it put him out of commission fort he rest of the summer.  Last year he was getting up to around four miles every other day and a heel spur and the resulting plantar fascitis on the right side stopped him cold.  He cross country skied this winter because it did not bother his heels as much and was doing well with it and he was looking forward to running when the weather improved.

Two weeks ago--or there about--he was getting out of the car and had sudden pain in his right ankle.  After that he had recurring swelling and odd pain with certian movements.  I finally told him he needed to get it checked--it wasn't sprianed because he hadn't done anything to it.  So yesterday he went to the doctor and was sent for Xrays.  Thai morning he got the results--he has an evulsion fracture.  He wins the prize of a boot for six weeks.  Poor guy--all he wants to do is get in shape and every time he trys he gets hurt.  At least this time he can point to it and say there is something definable wrong.

And at least it will get better.  He has been asking if he could just shoot it so he would know why it hurts.  Funny how we spend so much time hoping things will get better on their own.  It's hard to admit we need help with things.  I know I am guilty of letting things slide in hope they will magically get better by themselves.  Just goes to show that is not always the case.

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12 comments:

Together We Save said...

Yeah ... why do we always take a wait and see attitude?

Shell said...

I hope that is on the mend soon!

Thanks for linking up!

Brittney said...

aww poor guy Hope it heals soon!

varunner said...

That bites. My hubby got a stress fracture too. He's prone to shin splints because he always wants to go out too hard but is inconsistent in his training. And he doesn't like to listen to me about being consistent ;-) Anyhow, he ran a half marathon on a base of a 7 mile long run and fractured it that way. He's been a lot more careful since then though.
Hopefully the boot will bring about quick healing and he'll be back in his running shoes in no time!

Barb said...

Poor guy. I hope the boot does the trick!

Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy said...

Sending healing thoughts his way!

shortmama said...

Dang I wish I was that determined to run every day...or even walk for that matter

suzicate said...

wow, hope his pain has lessened and that he heal quickly. Myabe he'll take up an activity that will only take his hands for a while..ping pong anyone?!

slmpetersen said...

That sucks! I know how much you guys are outside busy people. wishing him well!

Cassie said...

Poor guy! I hope those six weeks fly by for him.

Amy said...

Though I've often thought it would be nice to have a reason to skip the gym, really it would stink to keep being hurt. Maybe he should try swimming when the boot comes off?

Anne said...

It sounds like fate is telling him he should consider another type of exercise besides running :). I it heals quickly and he is able to be active again soon.

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