Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Glenn the surgeon



It took me 15 minutes to get my foot with the brace into my shoe. An hour later I was in quite a bit of pain. It was just too tight. I went back to the orthopedic store and the woman who helped me there did everything she could to come up with options for me so that I could run the race. Her help was immense and so appreciated.

Glenn felt the best option was to do surgery on my right shoe. If we couldn't fit the brace, then we should try to fit the shoe. It was a brilliant idea.

He cut and hacked and, like a surgeon, did a meticulous job removing all the cushion from my right shoe. The brace slipped in and was significantly more comfortable! I'm gonna go with it.



The weather is good for running and I'm anxious to start. Tomorrow is the pre-race meeting, and then the race starts Friday at 7 am.

With all my heart I thank you for your encouragement and good juju!

15 comments:

olga said...

Holly F&^@#%$* shit, Lisa!!! Too bad you forbid the swearing! My god, I just whined about my injury, and then checked onto Drymax web-blog - to read THIS?? Girlie, you know what? Not only "I've been there" (and just recently, indeed, starting AC100 with a firm thought I will drop because I knew I would have to), I AM there - still can't run a step. And you know what else? As devastating as it is, I also know that whatever happens this weekend (Of COURSE I am praying for you to start and even hopefully by miracle make it through), YOU will have the best time ever no matter what. Oh, sweetie, if only I could hold your hand right now...I will send ALL the positive thoughts I own at the moment towards your way! Love and hugs to you and your awesome team!

anuday said...

Hey if you can get some Comfrey tea try that. It helped with healing my broken ankle a few years ago.

Chanakhya

Backofpack said...

Holy moly Lisa! Just got this news from Olga. You've got a great attitude, a great crew and a great plan, so we'll hope that it all comes together for you in the race. Best of luck!

Journey to a Centum said...

Show em what you are made of Lisa!

Hey BTW, after looking at your first pictures and I was wondering what your ankles due date is? It looks pretty far along. Do ankles have litters or is a single birth more common?

Best wishes! Let us know how it goes.

robtherunner said...

Best wishes, Lisa! I am glad Glenn and the team are taking good care of you. I know you have a habit of taking care of those around you and you certainly deserve special treatment in return. I'll be rooting and praying for you.

Will Thomas said...

Go get em Lisa! What inspiration and what a comeback! Good luck from a fellow weak ankle runner.

AnthonyP said...

Knock 'em out Lisa !

Jamie - Pod in the Desert said...

Lisa! You have always been such a toughie. If anyone could will their ligaments to regenerate, it would be yours that obeyed. I have a feeling you're going to do great, pain be damned. Hey, just give yourself a few external ATF and CF ligaments with tape and it's good as new, right?! Best of luck to you- I'll be sending my wishes during the race time. Glenn, nice work on that shoe!

Jon said...

Glenn has too many talents! :-D

Good luck tomorrow! My foot feels very sympathetic for your situation (on week 7 with my stress fracture - Argh!!!!), so do your best and heal up, for all of us! :-)

*sending more good running juju to Greece*

marathanna said...

Mmmmm, mmmmmm, mmmmm...

Those are positive, happy, healing vibes being sent directly to you, Lisa. Wishing you nothing but the best.

Persevere!

-Anna

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Spartaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :-)

Blog My Runs.com said...

see I got all dressed up for ya--lol

oopsie I was on my other blog

let's try this again from da Ultra side...

Spartaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :-)

ahhh that's better ! Have fun !!

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Jamie Donaldson said...

Hi Lisa!

I am so sorry to hear about your injury! I have found out this summer that strangely things happen for a reason good and bad. You will grow from this and be stronger :)!

As far as people not understanding why you did what you did...don't worry about them! No one has to understand! I had a similar instance happen to me in Badwater '07. I was dragging my let up Mt. Whitney. A man in a truck came up beside me and told me to get in. He said I was being stupid and yelling at me to get in his truck. I told him that I came here to do this and I was going to finish. He thought I was stupid, but oh well!

Relax now! You've got heart Girl!