Friday, June 26, 2009


The MRI results came back and I have a ganglion cyst in my right ankle


Ganglion Cysts form when tissues surrounding certain joints become inflamed and swell up with lubricating fluid. They can increase in size when the tissue is irritated and often can "disappear" spontaneously. These masses or cysts appear to grow sometimes but they are not tumours or cancerous.

I asked the doctor if I can continue teaching classes and she said, I can teach as much as I want, the problem is the more I teach the more I will hurt in my ankle. When I do too much the ankle will get really large, then with rest and ice it will go down again. The doctor said if it gets too painful they can go in and take all the fluid out, but most times they don't get it all and then the cyst will come back.

So basically I'll have pain forever. Bummer for me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

ankle injury

There won't be a 10K as planned.

Jason decided against it and I have hurt my ankle. When I get out of bed every morning it feels sprained and kills me. Sometimes during the day it swells up too. I have wrapped, iced, elevated and I'm not sure what else to do but see a doctor and find out what is really going on in there.

I have been teaching my aerobics classes still like Zumba and Body Step and that doesn't seem to aggrivate it much, it hurts, but doesn't kill me. However running on it does hurt, so there's no 10 K and won't be for a while.

Bummer cause I was really looking forward to it.