Been feeling a bit down lately, here's why.
I feel like this is an important post to write, since I'm open with you about my highs, I feel I should also involve you in my lows too.
The past few weeks I've been feeling a bit sh*tty to be honest. You're probably a bit confused because it seems I have nothing to feel sh*t about but I've kinda just realised that me being immobile is getting me down.
For the past year I've suffered with this random ankle swelling, which has now escalated to my whole foot swelling. I used to just laugh it off, hoping it would go away. I've asked the Drs that I work with, seen my own GP on numerous occasions and nobody seemed to be able to pinpoint the issue. I was sent for a few tests but the Drs said they're "not concerned" because it's only one foot, not two. It's not cute but more importantly it's made me worried about my health. If professionals can't fix it or figure out what's wrong then who can?
Thankfully I went to a physiotherapist at my workplace and she said she thinks it's tendonitis, she's given me a few exercises to do and told me to ice it every few hours and keep it elevated when I can. Over the past month or so it's become increasingly worse, more swollen and a lot more painful to the point where putting weight on it hurts. I started to notice that my right leg is hurting more and my back too. I realised it's because I'm trying so hard not to put any weight on my left leg which is now having an effect on other parts of my body. I went to A&E where the nurse gave me crutches and told me not to "weight bare" on my left leg.
I'm not used to being off my feet, I like to keep busy and I'm always doing something but I haven't been able to do that recently which I realised is getting me down plus the fact that my shoes don't fit my left foot so it means I can't even dress how I'd like to but anyway. I'm now making a conscious effort not to let it get to me as I know that can delay the healing process. I've been researching anti inflammatory remedies and found a few things that I can incorporate in my diet daily, I haven't seen any improvement yet but I'm sure i'll see some in the next few days.
Hopefully it will all be over soon and I'll be back to my normal self but as I said I think it's important to share the lows as well as highs, bloggers are humans too and we go through things just like everybody else. I have realised that not a lot of people share this side of them but I think it's best to be honest with your followers about how you're feeling. Lets keep it real, life isn't always a walk in the park.