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 unintended effects, so I’m feeling nice about that. I’m nonetheless not cleared to do strenuous train until the 2-week mark which might 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 after 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 stuffed with leaves. I used to be standing with my proper foot on the pedal and my leg occurred to be locked, not an excellent place for impression, after 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 most likely might have limped house in a decrease gear however due to the Urolift, I’m not presupposed to be seated in a saddle but.
So I known as the cavalry and my spouse got here by and obtained 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 tissues. No ache regardless of how a lot I probed the world with my thumbs. Simply appreciable ache attempting to bear full weight. Additionally, this leg had felt a bit sore for a few weeks. I suspected a minor stress fracture had most likely gotten aggravated by the impression.
I noticed my Doc Thursday morning about it and she or he agreed this was possible, then despatched me for an x-ray. I’ll get these outcomes immediately after which we’ll proceed, most likely seeing an ortho specialist subsequent. She additionally put me in a boot to reduce additional injury till we all know what’s happening.
If I’m proper, rehab will most likely be just a few weeks, with straightforward spinning on the stationary bike solely, and regularly rising load on the precise 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!