Then This Happened
|May 30, 2014||Posted by Carrie under injury|
I can’t believe it’s taken me a full week to sit down to give an update on my foot. Last I mentioned, I was going to the orthopedist to have it checked out. I was having significant pain on the ball of my right foot. It felt like a bruise and it had been almost 3 weeks since it had started hurting. It had actually felt better after about a week from the initial day, but then I went for a walk one day and it hurt the whole time. So, off to the doctor.
Then this happened:
Diagnosis: a stress fracture in my 2nd metatarsal. I’m to wear the boot for 3 weeks. I’m allowed to do yoga and strength training and even to ride my exercise bike if I can get the pedal on the back part of my foot. But, I’ll be honest, that workout sound like it’ll stress me out that my foot moves and bangs the bad part.
And, really in the last week since I got the awesome boot, I haven’t done a bit of exercise. Mainly because I spent the first 3 of my boot days schlepping around the Disneyland Convention Center/Downtown Disney/etc. at my daughter’s dance competition and then the next 3 days I’ve spent in an exhausted recovery mode. Bad excuses and I hate excuses, but it’s just reality right now. I will get back in a groove, I’m promising myself.
Funny story – the first day with the boot, I was kind of wallowing a bit in my misery and had made a stop at Whole Foods for a few things. As I was walking (thunking) to my car with a grocery bag in each hand, I passed a woman who gave me the nicest look and said, “I’m sorry.” She made me laugh at how I must have had the most miserable look on my face and it cheered me up. It could be so much worse. It’s nice to be on the mend and to know what the problem is.
And, I got to get a little status update on my bone spur. Of course it’s the same foot as the stress fracture – and I really think the stress fracture was caused by the metal plate that I wear in my shoe to prevent my toe from bending back. But, that’s just my theory. Anyway, we compared an x-ray from last August to May and my bone spur looks exactly the same. Looking at a top down image of the foot actually shows the arthritis inflammation in that joint to be a little less as well. So, that’s good news. And because all good medical updates need pictures of x-rays:
The bone spur is that pointy bit at the back of my big toe joint.
I think it’s feeling better. I’m not in pain constantly (although it wasn’t a huge amount of pain, but enough to know that something was wrong). But, my foot is pretty tingly when the boot is off, so it’s hard to tell.
So, that’s where I’m at. Me and my boot and my itchy leg, thunking around and hobbling up and down stairs. Hope you’re all having a more mobile week