So far living with the boot hasn’t been as annoying and limiting as I would have expected. In most ways, it doesn’t even get in the way of my day-to-day activities. The real limiter isn’t the boot, but the injured foot that is cradled inside of the boot. Waiting for the injury to heal is been annoying. It has been almost 2 months to the day since my last run and nearly 4 weeks since my last ride. Continue reading “Boot life – Part II”
I just got back from the doctor and the results of my MRI are in.
The good news is that I don’t have a stress fracture. But, I do have stress reactions aka “Chronic Repetitive Stress Injury of the Bone” (precursors to fractures) in both my 3rd and 4th metatarsals. It is a good thing that I shut my training down when I did or it could have progressed to a full fledged stress fracture.
The bad news is that I have a lot of other things wrong with my foot/ankle that will still require an additional 3 weeks in the boot to heal. Continue reading “The results are in . . .”
Today I am on day five of living in the boot and I have several observations.
- Walking in a boot is comfortable;
- Spending all day in a boot is annoying since my foot gets hot and sweaty;
- Putting the boot on and taking it off to keep my foot comfortable is aggravating; but
- Keeping my foot protected has helped my to feel better in five days than it has in the past two months.
As I wait for my MRI on Wednesday, I am amazed that how much better my foot is beginning to feel. But, the most important thing that I need to remember as the pain begins to go away, my foot isn’t healed yet and I still need to continuing to embrace Boot Life.
More to come.
After spending the last several weeks trying to convince myself that the pain in my foot is
“No big deal”
I realized that six weeks of pain and 3 weeks of not being able to run is a big deal and it was time to do something about it. So I headed to the Dr. to get it checked out. At the first appointment, we ran through all of the symptoms and everything pointed to a stress fracture, even though the x-rays didn’t show anything. Continue reading “Getting the boot”
For the background on this, see my earlier post The Call.
As the Dr. entered the room, he looked at the image of Luke’s ankle on the computer screen and said exactly what I had been expecting:
“That looks bad. We definitely need to fix that!”
He then gave a complete description of what he saw in the x-ray (a fully displaced, medial malleolar fracture) and described the process of how it should be fixed (open reduction with internal fixation). Continue reading “At the Surgeon”