What healing feels like?
|June 9, 2014||Posted by Carrie under injury|
I’ve never broken a bone, never had surgery (other than wisdom teeth removal, if that counts) and while I sometimes feel like something always hurts, I’ve never had a serious injury. And, my foot issue right now doesn’t really feel like a major injury.
I take off my boot when I go to sleep and when I wake up in the morning, I usually do a little walking around without it on. Okay, so that’s probably bad, but it’s seriously going to get a cup of coffee, plopping on the couch and then maybe back up to my room to shower, get dressed and get the boot back on. I think it still hurts. Probably not as much as before.
If I poke at the spot, it’s still pretty tender. (yea, I know I shouldn’t do that either)
So, it feels better, but it’s maybe 75%. I’m now at almost 3 weeks of wearing the boot. Should I be closer to 100% better? I don’t know what healing feels like? Sometimes I feel a tingly sensation, like it’s healing. It doesn’t ache like before, but it’s sore to the touch.
I was back at my chiropractor about a week after I got the boot (taking Dancing Girl for some ART) and I can tell that she didn’t completely agree with the stress fracture diagnosis. She didn’t outright say so, but I could tell by her questions and her facial expressions. She likely didn’t want to disagree with the Orthopedist, but I don’t think she does agree.
I don’t know what to expect – should I be getting better each day? At almost 3 weeks in, shouldn’t it be better? Will I magically be pain free when I go to the doctor on Friday? I’m thinking he’ll order an MRI at this point?
For a long time, I’ve been contemplating getting some of these shoes… I’ve resisted going to try them out while I’ve still got the boot, but maybe they’ll help. I know Jodi swears by them for saving her feet. I tried once to find some a year or so ago, but I wanted to test them in a store and I couldn’t find one nearby. My local running store is now a distributor – so I’ve got to go check it out. After my doctor appointment on Friday.
And a quick update – my son’t track meet last week was great! His best mile time was 7:30 and he ran the 800m in 3:21! He wasn’t near the front of the pack – the winner finished in 2:25! Amazing. His 4 x 400 relay finished in exactly 6:00:00, but also off the podium. They did great. And the rest of the team did great as well. I’m not sure of the final results, but I think they had kids on the podium for almost every event. It was fun!! I had such a good time working with the kids and I hope they all saw how much their hard work paid off.
And, as I mentioned before (and if you haven’t seen me blabbing all about this on FB), my daughter was auditioning for her high school dance team last week. Our neighborhood school has an amazing dance team that competes at a national level… anyway, she made the Advanced team as a Freshman! It was a long and stressful and tense week, but she did it! Very very happy!! So – help me out here on how it feels when injuries are healing? Might this be a misdiagnosis? Or do I just need to give it more time?