On Wednesday I used to be out for my first longer experience standing as much as pedal since my Urolift process. It’s been a few week and a half with no extra negative effects, so I’m feeling nice about that. I’m nonetheless not cleared to do strenuous train until the 2-week mark which will likely be subsequent Wednesday.
However even taking it straightforward, it felt nice to be out and I used to be using on native unpaved paths as a result of it’s enjoyable and nearer to nature. I used to be doing nice for over an hour once I determined to discover some paths in Anderson lake park I hadn’t been on beforehand. One in all these had a big pothole I didn’t see as a result of it was filled with leaves. I used to be standing with my proper foot on the pedal and my leg occurred to be locked, not place for impression, once I slammed into it. It felt like an electrical shock up my decrease proper leg. Surprisingly, I didn’t fall off the bike however I did cease and step off to evaluate the injury. It turned out I couldn’t put weight on my proper leg. I in all probability might have limped dwelling in a decrease gear however due to the Urolift, I’m not presupposed to be seated in a saddle but.
So I referred to as the cavalry and my spouse got here by and acquired me, with my bike going dwelling within the trunk. The signs have been very particular, no swelling, no ache resting, no ache regardless of how a lot I manipulated the ankle or used the decrease leg muscle groups. No ache regardless of how a lot I probed the realm with my thumbs. Simply appreciable ache making an attempt to bear full weight. Additionally, this leg had felt a bit sore for a few weeks. I suspected a minor stress fracture had in all probability gotten aggravated by the impression.
I noticed my Doc Thursday morning about it and she or he agreed this was seemingly, then despatched me for an x-ray. I’ll get these outcomes at the moment after which we’ll proceed, in all probability seeing an ortho specialist subsequent. She additionally put me in a boot to reduce additional injury till we all know what’s occurring.
If I’m proper, rehab will in all probability be a couple of weeks, with straightforward spinning on the stationary bike solely, and steadily growing load on the proper leg. I’ll additionally use this time to work on my higher physique health. It’s two steps forwards, one step again generally however I’m skilled at it!