Good morning everyone,
It’s been 5 long days for me. Last Friday night, while goofing around and I was running I heard a pop, and felt like someone shot me in the calf muscle with a rifle.
I was down for the count.
Finally on Monday I made it to the doctor. An orthopedic doctor to be exact, and he said that I ruptured my calf muscle (there’s a technical term for it, but I don’t know it!) and he prescribed an “air cast” for it!
So I was fitted with this new “device”, given a set of crutches, and sent on my way. At least I can take it off for a shower!
1. This most commonly happens in men ages 35-50. Check.
2. I’m not supposed to walk on it for 2 more days. I don’t think I’m going to be able to handle that.
3. I got the air cast from the doctor. I asked him how much it was, he said it would be $151 and most likely my insurance wouldn’t cover it. I got home and looked up the model number and found the EXACT SAME APPARATUS ON EBAY FOR $39…SHIPPED! So patient beware! Is our health care system corrupt? You be the judge.
So I’ve got a few more days of working from home, and in fact I haven’t been working much at all. Just laying around trying to get comfortable. Today is much better for me and I’ll make it…working from home that is 😉
Take care and be sure to stretch before you run. Especially if you’re a 35-50 year old male!