Big fat bummer.
My regular doctor did x-rays a couple weeks ago and no breaks showed up. But my foot still hurt, and seemed to be getting worse. So I asked, “if it’s not a stress fracture, then what is it?” So off to an Orthopedic specialist I went. She ordered an MRI. Lo and behold…there is a stress fracture that the x-ray missed.
So now, I am wearing this ever-so-fashionable walking cast thing-a-ma-bob. I think I will go to the craft store and find some pink glitter puffy paints so I can fancy it up a bit. I hate that it’s so drab.
But you know what I hate worse than the drabness?
I hate that I can’t go on training walks for my 3 Day!
And that sucks. Eggs. Big fat rotten stinky eggs.
But I will not let this deter me from my mission. I will Keep Going®!
My ortho doctor told me that she has seen stress fractures take many months (up to a year) to completely heal. I have 8 weeks until the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3 Day for the Cure. I will wear my (soon to be) pink glittered boot around the clock (unfortunately, it’s my right foot so I have to remove it to drive). And I am now on a mission to find a stationary bike so that I can still exercise without putting any stress on my foot bone. I hope that by riding the bike, I can still lose some weight, increase my endurance and overall health so that I will still be able to walk come November.
What do you think?
Just tell me that it is.