Tuesday, January 13, 2015

2 years 4 months - Ice Skating Work Holiday Party, and I can't Ice Skate! Sad =(

Tuesday, January 15, 2015

Happy New Year!

My work had our Holiday Party at S.F. Union Square Ice Skating Rink, private party with food, alcohol, and Photo Booth! It was so much fun!

I was so excited about Ice Skating and immediately thought, it's a bad idea. I knew that wearing the shoe would feel weird and not comfortable at all. But I had to sign my life away to get some ice skating shoes to try on anyways to see how it felt. I reallllly wanted to ice skate! I was so hopeful! So I put on the right shoe and got in fine. Once I tied up the shoe laces, it was no good. I was so sad haha. The shoe against the metal did not feel good at all. It was a bit painful and so uncomfortable. I couldn't even move. So I took them off and returned the shoes.

At least I got to try on the shoes. So I just watched my coworkers skate... Another coworker who had the same surgery on the right ankle with the same amount of metal and close to 9 nails like mine was able to skate fine! But his surgery was done over 10 yrs ago. I'm at 2 years and I guess I'll have to wait and see years from now how I'll feel. Still hopeful and still nervous with every sport right now. Until then...

Sunday, December 7, 2014

2 years 3 months - Stepped in snow for the first time!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I was so excited to see snow today! Also curious how I'd feel. My brother wanted to go on a day trip to Boreal. So we woke up at 6am, left at 630, and got home around 8pm. I did all the driving! About 8 hours of it all with traffic! Boo. 

Last night I had an itch to snowboard and knew it wasn't a good idea. I confirmed it by trying on my boots and stepping into my board. Bending every which way to see if it felt ok. Of course it didn't. The boot squeezing was something I'm not yet use to still. It was pretty uncomfortable. 

Made it up to Boreal with my brother and immediately felt some weird tingling in my ankle. Very similar to a toothache, throbbing. However it wasn't painful, just a weird bothersome feeling.

I was just happy to be able to step in snow because I missed it so much! I was an avid snowboarding that went every year. I sure miss it! I wasn't nervous at all about slipping. I had some pretty good shoes with treads below. Even with these shoes on, it was a bit bothersome against my ankle. No pain, just a weird feeling having something so tightly around my ankle. Something to get use to. Even while wearing other boots that's close against my skin. The snow wasn't slippery. I was a very happy person! Haven't seen snow in about 2 years since the injury! 

I've told my friends I've retired from snowboarding. Sad. Better to be safe. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

2 years 2 months - Went on vacation to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan! So much walking!

Thursday, November 20, 2014 

I'm back from vacation! Went to Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan! I went from November 4 - November 17. I walked so much! So much to see, shop, and eat! Food was delicious! 

I went to my relative's wedding in Hong Kong and wore the only same wedged comfortable heels I can and continue to wear. I now wish I purchased a black pair.

For some days, I did wear my ankle brace for support since I walked from morning to night on some days. It swelled just a but I wasn't in any pain. Mostly felt tired. Getting there!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

2 years 1 month - Ankle's sore from standing for 40 minutes!

Friday, October 24, 2014 

I went to a preseason Golden State Warriors game with coworkers to line up at the Oakland Oracle Arena for a Stephen Curry bobble head! I know if I stand still for a bit too long my ankle starts to feel a bit stiff. So I did a few stretches here and there every 5 minutes or so.

It was my very first bobble head! Waited in line and stood still for 40 minutes and the line finally started to move. It was an exciting game! The final score is Golden State Warriors 119 to Denver Nuggets 112! I woke up the next day sore! No pain, and felt tired. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

2 years - 2 Year Ankleversary!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 

Happy 2 Year Ankleversary to me!!!

It's been exactly 2 years since I've broken my ankle! I still can't believe another year flew by just like that. I'll never forget the time I was in a cast for close to 3 months and another 5 months of physical therapy.

I went from crutches, splint, cast, surgery, and a plate with 9 screws. Now back on my feet wearing heels, hiking, yoga, and playing grass volleyball! The top of my scar is just a bit itchy today.

2 Years later, my right ankle scar looks not much different. I 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. Some day's I do feel 100% and forget I even have the hardware in my ankle. 

I played grass volleyball for the first time bare feet a few weeks ago with some friends and felt no pain at all! Just a bit sore and tired of course. No limping either! I was of course nervous because of some uneven grass but had so much fun! I was so happy! 

Went to the beach last week for a walk and felt 100% for the first time! 

I have taken a break from running since the last time I ran on cement and stressed it out. I still continue cycling on my stationary bike at home at least 3 times a week. Yoga has really helped with my balance! I'm hiking more, now with trekking poles so it gives more support. I do wear an ankle brace for hiking so I don't get so sore after or aggravate it.

I'm so excited! Can't believe still how fast time flew by and to remember what I went through. I'll never forget how the beginning was so tough. I've made it through and now I'm here extremely happy and able to do my everyday normal things again. =) I'll see how I feel in another few months. I definitely feel improvement as the days move forward. I still continue my stretches and some of the physical therapy exercises most days. To another better year of recovering!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

1 year 11 months - I felt 100% this time walking around Ft. Funston!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It's been a while since I've been back to Ft. Funston! It was a perfect nice day to take Pebbles out for a walk on the beach. After about 2 hours there, my ankle felt like it was back to normal! Like 100%!!! I walked on uneven sand, down the hill to the beach, over rocks, and in flip flops!

I felt no pain, no pinching, no limping, nothing for the first time! I wasn't even tired either. It was a beautiful day! =)

Monday, September 1, 2014

1 year 11 months - Played Grass Volleyball for the first time!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!!!

I went to have a BBQ at the park with friends and played grass volleyball for the first time! It was a beautiful day! No wind and perfect to play! At first I was nervous because of a few uneven grass and soiled areas. Played 2 games and felt fine! Jumped to spike a ball and landed fine. No pressure on the ankle or swelling at all. Afterwards, I definitely felt tired and now bit sore at home. No limping! It's feeling a bit hot now. Deciding if I should now ice it. Great workout! I'm so excited! I want more!