Summer Style Soiree + The Diagnosis

TGIF y’all!!  I’ve got some good news and some bad news, so let’s start with the good! 

I am excited to announce that I’ll be participating in the second annual Summer Style Soiree kicking off in a couple of weeks.  Using four style icons as inspiration, a fantastic group of bloggers will be sharing fashion and home decor projects and ideas! 

Summer Style Soiree 2014 Invite
Now, the really fun part is that YOU will be invited to link up your creations as well!!  This inspiration can be applied to anything as long as it ties back to the style icon- think fashion, table settings, home interiors, DIY, crafts, entertaining, recipes- the possibilities are endless!  This year, we will be channeling some of the most beloved vintage style icons:

May 15: Audrey Hepburn
June 19: Jackie “O” Kennedy
July 17: Princess Diana
August 21: James Dean

Summer Style Soiree Image

Your hosts for the series are some of my favorite bloggers!
Carmel @ Our Fifth House
Kristin @ Bliss at Home
Amy @ Blissful Bee
Angela @ Life in Velvet
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
Amanda @ Dixie Delights

Mark your calendars and get started on your Audrey Hepburn Inspired project to link up on May 15!
Now, for the bad news.  I had my follow up appointment with the new orthopedist this morning.  He was wonderful and I am SO glad that I switched over to him. He has diagnosed my injury as arterial tibial tendonitis.  He said that he could fell the injury right at the point where my foot hit the stair when I fell.  It is still badly inflamed and is rubbing against the bone every time I move the foot in any sort of walking motion.  The fear is that it will completely rupture if I don’t give it time to completely heal.  So, for the next THREE weeks I am to stay off of it as much as possible, continue to wear the ankle brace except when sleeping, ice it for 20 minutes four times a day and keep it elevated.  I am to stay on the anti inflammatory meds as well.  He recommended swimming so I am going to look into making that happen.  I spent my morning sobbing… being immobile has really effected my emotional well being.  I have an amazing support network between Honey, our family and friends, but I really like to do things myself and that is hard to let go of.  Not to mention that I made it through week 8 (of 9) in my couch to 5k training, had just crossed the 3 mile mark, and we set to run a race with bestie M next Saturday.  I’m devastated.  Not just to miss the race, but figuring I will be starting over at week 1 by the time I’ve sat doing nothing for a minimum of six weeks.  I felt so bad breaking the news to M.  Her reply was the bright spot in my day “We are going to be friends forever so we have plenty of time to run other races.”  I LOVE her.
With that, I’m so excited that Mother will be here to help for a while.  Honey brought home a frozen family size Salisbury steak dinner last night (Did you just throw up in your mouth a little?  Me too.)  We are beyond ready for some good cookin around these parts :-)

22 thoughts on “Summer Style Soiree + The Diagnosis

  1. Oh Amanda…I am so sorry to hear the news. I can totally understand the devastation. It is one thing not to be able to run the 5K with M, but a whole other ballgame having to stay off it for 3 weeks (and then gradually work your strength back up). Katie will have her appointment on the 21st, and we will be relieved if he says no surgery this summer. Trust me…baby it and take the time off (she did not). If there is anything I can do to help out, please let me know. So glad your mom can come help out.
    Looking forward to the summer series as well!!

  2. The Style Soiree sounds so fun – couldn't have picked a better group of ladies for hat project!

    And your foot… bless your heart! I would have been sobbing too! It would never be a good time but I know this is a super busy time of year! Praying it heals swiftly (no rupture!) & you're up & running before the summer kicks into full swing! xoxo

  3. So sorry about your injury! I am new to running as well, and ran my first 5k last November, right before winter hit. I was pretty idle all winter and now that spring has come around, I'm back at it. I'm happy to report that it was a much quicker go of building up my stamina this time around. I was able to jump into two mile runs from the get go, and built up to 3 miles in a week or two, so don't be discouraged!

  4. I am SO sorry about your foot, but I have to admit I laughed out loud at the thought of the frozen salisbury steak dinner. Eeek! Here's hoping that at the end of the 3 weeks you'll be COMPLETELY recovered and life as normal will carry on!

  5. Sorry about your diagnosis but glad you know what is wrong and that you take all the doctor's advice. Please be careful on the anti inflammatories as my dear hubs got an ulcer while taking them. Be sure and take some Tums along with them!! And I understand your frustration…I like to be on the helping end and not the receiving end!! Let your family and friends get a blessing from taking care of you!!

  6. Take care darlin!Better to do as doc says cause later in life it could bother you alot! And yes, double ick for honeys dinner!! Love,Lori

  7. So sorry about your foot. I know it must be so frustrating to have to rely on others when you want to do for yourself. I'm so glad your mom will be coming to help. I really did gag a little when I heard about the frozen salisbury steak dinner. That's a nightmare my siblings and I are still trying to forget when our Mom was really busy at work. At least you will be able to get a jump start on summer reading.

  8. I'm so sorry for your unfortunate health issue…it's so hard having to just sit around when we want to be up doing but in order for you to completely heal, that's what you'll have to do. Last summer was my "time out" with my knee surgery and frozen shoulder issues but now I feel so much better.

    Keeping you in my prayers for better days ahead…please keep us advised of your progress.

  9. So sorry to hear about your foot. I can imagine how you feel. I would lose my mind BUT take this time to pamper yourself and make sure it heals. So glad your mom can stay and help. Swimming is the best exercise-no stress on your joints. Your little ones will love to swim with you! You have to look on the bright side of things! Good luck!

  10. I am so sorry to hear that. I know it is hard to keep a good woman down, but, it will all be worth it in the end!!! And, yes. I did just throw up in my mouth a little…lol. Sweet man, he tried. Enjoy having your mom there!

    Hang in there. :)

  11. I didn't quite throw up but I did literally laugh. out. loud! And I thank you for that much need comic relief from what has been a pretty tense week. Job we'll done;)

  12. I can sure sympathize. I have something similar in my ankle that bites me every once in a while and I am down for a few weeks. I stay on Indomethacin to prevent flares. It is painful AND miserable. The worst part is not being able to do for yourself…cuz you are a DOER like I am.

    You rest your foot, ankle and keep the brace on. Did he recommend ice off and then heat alternating?

    You can do this- mid summer will be in full swing when you join it – perfect timing! xo Diana

  13. Oh Dear! I am so sorry about your injury! Make sure you follow the doctor's orders and let it heal! Hang in there and let the guys take care of you for once. Also, Trader Joe's has some fantastic frozen meal options…just sayin'

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your foot. I can't believe you have to stay off it for so long but you are very lucky to have such a wonderful family and parents who can help you out. Just do exactly what the doctor says and use the time to read and relax…and imagine all the lists you will have by the end of those weeks! You can have the whole rest of the year planned out! Congrats on the link party too! Take care, Shelley

  15. Hang in there, A. You can do this. I had almost ten months of chemo for my colon and I laughed my way through the whole thing. Seeing your Instagram photo proves your sense of humor (it is priceless!) and we all know how positive your attitude is and how strongly you hold your faith. I am so sorry because I know how this must affect you but you WILL heal and you must cherish that news. God bless you all this weekend. You are my hero in that Target scooter! That is, by far, one of your most shining moments! You are one amazing woman! Jane, San Diego

  16. The Summer Style Soirée sounds fabulous and so creative! Can't wait!


  17. Bless your heart (foot)! I will pray that everything heals well and that you'll be better than before, up and running soon, and that you get plenty of much needed rest. I know how hard it is to allow people to wait on you but let your friends and family minister to you as you so lovingly do so for them all the time. On the Salisbury steak….yep, threw up! The thought of that was gross. Just goes to show that guys will pretty much eat anything! Ha! Hugs to you Amanda – get better soon!!

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