Monday, August 22, 2016

3 years 11 months - I wore 2 inch stiletto heels for the first time and on grass!

Monday - August 22, 2016

I wore 2 inch stiletto heels and on grass for the first time! I went to a wedding yesterday and needed some shoes to match my dress. Found these 2 inches I had and wore it with no issues. Even in grass, I wasn't nervous at all. My heels even dug into the grass and I felt fine. Definitely progress! I was so happy! No pain! I may need to shop for more 2 inch heels!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

3 years 9 months - I get nervous every time I get a massage!

Thursday - June 30, 2016

The last time I went to get a foot massage was in Las Vegas from The Foot Spa located in Chinatown 2 months ago.

This was the 3rd time I've received a massage and every time I forwarn the person about my ankle surgery and show them the scar. People usually are very gentle around the area but I still tense up everytime they get to that ankle area. Sometimes they'd rub over the scar, and one person rubbed a bit too hard and it got a bit uncomfortable but not painful. One person massaged around the area and still I felt a bit of pressure when they got real close to the metal part. It's a weird pressure tight, and muscle tensing feeling. As if the nerves around the metal area feels like it's pulling against the bone. It's hard to explain really. Otherwise, the massage itself still feels good! It's a different person every time, so yes I'll get nervous every time haha.  

Saturday, April 16, 2016

3 years 7 months - Back to cycling class since 2012!

Saturday - April 16, 2016

I took my first Soul Cycle class today since I broke my ankle in September 2012! I can't believe it's been that long since I last took a cycling class. I use to go to these twice a week at 24 Hour Fitness. I'm back and surprised I was able to hang in this 45 minutes class. I did quite a lot of walking afterwards too and feel the heat in my ankle. A bit sore but in a good way. No pain! I'm excited to be back and will continue cycling! It's such a great body workout, as well as for my ankle! 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

3 years 6 months - I haven't walked to work in over 10 years!

Wednesday - March 30, 2016

It's been over 10 years since I last walked to work. It was a great first walk. I was actually tired, ankle was a bit tired too after the walk back. Sweating bullets too, speedwalking is a workout. I definitely need to wear my sneakers. I walked with sandals the other day, that was a bad idea. 

At least I get to burn some calories. I'll continue to walk as long as it doesn't rain! As I continue to walk to work, my ankle was getting less tired. Great exercise for the ankle indeed!

Monday, February 29, 2016

3 years 5 months - Only kind of stiletto heels I can wear for now...

Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year! Happy New Year! Gong Hay Fat Choy!

Another year has come. I continue to take Kick Boxing class and jumping jacks are getting easier. When I go out at night, I get dressed up and do miss wearing stiletto type heels. So many shoes I own I can't or not confident enough to wear still. I do continue to wear the wedged kind of heels. Then I found these cute stiletto 2 inch booties in my closet I forgot about. These I can defintely wear! Just because of the extra surrounding support around my feet. I wore them out all night this past Saturday and felt completely fine! It's not to high and it felt fine. The sides didnt irritate my ankle. I'll have to start shopping for more of these types of shoes! So happy! The progression continues.

Monday, December 21, 2015

3 years 3 months - First time taking Kickboxing class!

Saturday, December 3, 2015

It was my first time taking Kickboxing class since my broken ankle! So much fun! Lots of air kicks, jump kicks, and ugh burpees. The jumps made me nervous and I didn't make full jumps. It was a lot of pressure coming down when I landed. I felt the intensity against my ankle. I made it through the entire 1 hour class! Non stop cardio. I made sure to stay in the back row as I was so uncoordinated. So much fun though! Towards the end of class, I felt my ankle getting tired. Probably from all the steps and jumping. After class, my ankle was sore. No ankle brace needed! I had so much fun! And happy I was able to take it!

It's December already, and excited to see what the new year brings! Maybe trying more new sports or exercise programs. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

3 years - 3 Year Ankleversary!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Happy 3 Year Ankleversary to me!!!

It's been exactly 3 years since I've broken my ankle! This year came even faster then last! Maybe because I've been more active this year.

I went from crutches, splint, cast, and surgery to a plate with 9 screws. Now back on my feet wearing wedge heels, hiking, yoga, and now biking! However, I am still unable to carry heavier items, standing still for 30 minutes straight, feeling the cold weather and rain come, and noticing random cramping in my leg closer to the ankle area. When I sleep now, I am still sensitive to laying on this ankle and so I don't. I am getting more use to laying on it but it is still an irritating feeling. 

                              Last Year                                                     Today


3 Years later, my right ankle scar looks not much different. Once in a while, the top of my scar area gets itchy. That's the collagen from my scar tissue doing some funny things on the ankle. I still haven't used Mederma (Scar removal cream suggested by my doctors) to remove my scar because I want to keep it as a memory and to tell my story. Like my last ankleversary, I consider myself still recovering. I am not completely 100% as expected. I would say I'm about a 98% today after a 48 minute workout at Lyon Street Steps. It was a nice day out, 75 degrees F to work out after work. 

I went to Big Sur for the first time to camp with some friends and did some hiking at Salmon Creek Falls Trail the first weekend of this month! It was so beautiful and relaxing. We hiked for a good 4 hours, about 6 miles worth of gravel, rocks, and uneven soil trails. I had no hiking poles or an ankle brace. By the end of the day my ankle was sore, and felt a bit achy and swollen. I definitely worked out my ankle. I tripped and fell twice, this time twisting my other ankle. Luckily my other ankle was fine, I wouldn't know what it would feel like to twist my right ankle with the metal inside. It makes me nervous to think about it. I may just retire from these types of hikes for a while or I'll need to make sure I wear an ankle brace next time for just in case. I did end the day walking with a very baby limp. But it was so much fun! 

Look how far I've come from just a year ago with the below picture of me hiking.

I'm so excited! Again, I still can't believe how fast time flew by and to remember what I went through. Since my healing has progressed this year, I've been in a life is short type of mood lately and want to be out and about doing everything I can when I can. On to continued healing and more adventures to come! To another better year of recovering!