Wednesday, February 26, 2014

MRI Results

My MRI results confirmed I fractured my big toe. 

Wait, what?

There was inconclusive evidence to support my foot pain.  Long story short last week’s MRI of my right foot and ankle revealed no unusual stress or trauma to the area being tested.  A few other minor things popped up but nothing worth worrying about.

Now the doctor thinks my troubles could be muscle related.  Perhaps a muscle strain or inflammation from overuse.  I definitely have ankle instability and would benefit from general ankle strengthening exercises but Boyle said he was confident that when I left his office a few weeks ago that an MRI would show a stress fracture.
The only major stress (& totally unrelated to any of my foot pain) was in my toe.  Remember Providence when I stubbed it going downhill?  Well apparently I was so focused on my black toenail that it didn’t even cross my mind that I actually fractured it!

This loser broke her toe running a half marathon.   
Can you believe it?

Anyway, my stitches/non-stress fracture all happening at the same time could be a blessing in disguise as I’m forced to rest and ice.  Did I really just say that? 

Week 1 was easy.  I was in a lot of pain from the procedure and the weather was crappy.  Week 2 I stayed busy with after work activities such as my MRI and a lovely drive to Tony Kent Ice Rink to interview skaters for the Mashpee Fitness blog.  Week 3 I’m getting antsy.  External stitches were removed on Friday but I still can’t come out of the saddle in spin class.  Saturday I went for a 3.3 mile walk with Linda only to lay on the couch for the rest of the day.  On Monday my internal stitches punished me for a 12 minute elliptical ride and today a few members caught me demonstrating high knees/high heels and threatened to call my mother.

Womp, womp, womp.

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