On Wednesday I used to be out for my first longer journey standing as much as pedal since my Urolift procedure. It’s been a couple of week and a half with no extra uncomfortable side 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 driving 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 among these had a big pothole I didn’t see as a result of it was stuffed with leaves. I used to be standing with my proper foot on the pedal and my leg occurred to be locked, not a superb place for influence, 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 harm. It turned out I couldn’t put weight on my proper leg. I in all probability may have limped house in a decrease gear however due to the Urolift, I’m not purported 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 house within the trunk. The signs had 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 influence.
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 right this moment after which we’ll proceed, in all probability seeing an ortho specialist subsequent. She additionally put me in a boot to attenuate additional harm till we all know what’s occurring.
If I’m proper, rehab will in all probability be just a few weeks, with straightforward spinning on the stationary bike solely, and progressively growing load on the best leg. I’ll additionally use this time to work on my higher physique health. It’s two steps forwards, one step again typically however I’m skilled at it!