Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ankles and Anniversarys

Yesterday I went for a recheck of my ankle.  It was after work and when I got there my ankle was really swollen.  He told me not to worry about it. It will probably swell like that until summer. ( oh goody)  The good news is he  thinks it looks good.   Im ok to hike.  I told him I did a mild hike on Sunday and the next day my ankle hurt the whole day.  He said that was ok. If it hurts  3 days after a hike, I need to call him.  Also the lower outside edge of my lower leg hurts.  He asked me if I had been using the rubber bands and doing the exercises. (uh , no)   Well I need to.  That area of my leg is sore because my muscle are weak and I need to build them back up.  I did the exercises last night and now my ankle is really sore. No pain , no gain,   Right?   Im ok to run in straight lines too.  No front crosses until 2 more weeks, then add them in slowly.  My back is feeling better too. It no long kills me to pull up my pants, give the dogs treats or clip their leashes on.  Its still sore but much better. 
Monday night I went to teach the agility class for our club.  At the rate the one lady's yorkies are "Qing" she will have higher titles them me probably in the next trail she goes to. LOL I did run Miley but not much. I would only run the sequence once, what ever happened, happened.  And the last time I ran a shorter sequence than everyone else. I didnt do any front crosses, only rears.  I work the teeter there and she was perfect.  I also worked her tables.  I guess I dont know what excites my dog.  I brought popcorn because at home the dogs go crazy for popcorn.  It would show up well in the grass.  So I ran her to the table and threw the popcorn on the ground right before she  got to the table.  She could have cared less.  Even when I released her from the table , she didnt go get the popcorn.  So much for that distraction.  I had also brought a treat bag and threw that. She was able to work pass that too.  So I need to find a more exciting distraction.
These were the other pictures from the park. Guiness wasnt happy about the water fall (tiny one) by the bridge. Silly dog.
There is the little water fall. Of course I couldnt get Guiness in this picture at all.

"My mom is a lazy dog owner. She doesnt even carry bottled water for me so I have to drink this crap.  Its disgusting"

O yea, Anniversaries.  Yesterday was our 22nd wedding anniversary.  We went to "Outback" and I ate way to much. 


Amy Wood said...

Glad to hear your ankle is on the mend. Sorry to hear it has been so slow. I can imagine how frustrating it must be. The pics from the park are great. LOL over "drink this crap," Miley's expression is perfect! Happy Anniversary!

Priscilla said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You should pampered yourself on this very day.
I hope your ankle will be healed as soon as possible. Rosie had her ankle twisted a few weeks ago, it's sort of healed but she still feels the pain on and off.
Well, glad that you could run Miley in the class, it's a good sign :)

Kathy said...

Happy Anniversary, 22 yrs is amazing and quite a milestone. wow that ankle is something else, freaky to think one min. things are just fine and in a split second something happens that affects a person for a LONG time, glad you can do as much as you can do and hope it cont to heal even more quickly ;-)

Ricky the Sheltie said...

I'm glad you went back to the doctor and found out that things are progressing normally with your ankle and that the pain and swelling is normal. At least now you know what you can do. Sorry it is taking so long to heal but sprains are BAD!

Hope you had a great anniversary!

Sara said...

I wonder if your Dr had the same injury, would he think the pain wasn't a problem?

Glad you've been ok'ed to hike again. Miley will be happy about that!

Nicki said...

Happy Anniversary!

Dawn said...

First off...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! 22 years is quite a milestone!

You just never know what a dog will like or not...especially Shelties! As evidenced by Guiness at the bridge and Miley in class. Keeps on our toes, that's for sure!....oh can't be on your toes right now with the ankle... :) Wish it would get all better faster. Seems like a long time to feel that kind of pain. Glad your back is better though.

Oskar said...

Happy anniversary, I hope your ankle heals quickly & your dogs are gorgeous!

My name is Oskar & I have a great blog that I'd love for you to check out, It's a great place for pet bloggers to come together!

Happy St. Pats,

Amy / Layla the Malamute said...

Happy Anniversary! That's so cool you guys are still together that long. I LOVE Outback, too. Their loaded cheese fries and their potato soup are awesome.

Nat said...

Happy Anniversary!

Sorry to hear that your ankle is still bothering you :( I'm sure it'll all be over with soon.

Morganne said...

Great news about the ankle. Happy Anniversary!!!!
I bring bottled water for the dogs when we hike and they STILL prefer to drink from creeks and mud puddles.