MRI results – let’s talk?

Yesterday I called my doctor’s office to check and see if the results came back for the MRI of my foot. It has been pretty achy recently, and it has me a little concerned.  The MRI technician informed me the day of my test, that I could call as early as Tuesday for the results, even if I had an appointment for a couple of days after that.  Not knowing what was going on, or what the plan of action was, I was starting to get a little antsy.  I left a message for a callback, and waited for the word.

My doc stays pretty busy, so I figured that it would probably be a 24 hour turn around on the phone call.  Sure enough there was a missed call this morning and a voice mail notification.  I immediately checked the message, in hope of knowing at least what was found; instead I get a voicemail stating that the doctor would like to just discuss what was found on the MRI, when I go to my appointment tomorrow morning. 

Discuss. 

Now I am really anxious!  A slew of scenarios are going through my mind. It could be nothing but inflammation.  It could be tendonitis.  It could be a soft tissue tear.  I could be a stress fracture.  It could also be something needing surgery or more time off of my running schedule.  It could require me to use crutches, with zero wait baring on the floor and NO cycling! 

I’m just going to have to chill, and trust this process.  It may be nothing or may be something that I do not like at all.  Either way it is out of my control, and I’m just going to have to roll with it.

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Does this boot make me look fat?

My bootie!

 

 Thursday I was fitted for a walking boot. It is looking more and more like I have a stress fracture on my navicular bone, so to be safe the doctor and I both agreed that my foot needed to be immobilized.  

This boot is MUCH lighter than the old one I ha, which was loaned to me a few years back. I’m guessing that it is at least seven pounds lighter! It is much easier to walk in, and I don’t rattle the floors and walls, nor do I startle my roommate or scare my pets when I walk around the house!!  

I went and got an MRI on Friday, so I’m going to know more about what the issue is; unfortunately I won’t get the results until Tuesday. More waiting!  

At least I can ride my bike.  Saturday, I put in a substantial amount of miles on my mountain bike; a little over 37 miles.  It felt great to be able to put in that kind of effort!  

Later that day, I ended up buying a triathlon suit.  I like the styling of it.  I’ve never been much of a one-piece swimsuit kind of girl; I prefer bikinis.  The look of the triathlon suits are freaking cool to me, and who knows, maybe I’ll participate in one a little down the road!  Since it is looking more like I will have extended pool time, I am now looking to invest in a good underwater mp3 player.  I can’t seem to put my full trust in a case, such as the H2O Amphibx armband to protect my iPhone; after all if that case fails I will have no working phone! I may have to get an iPod Shuffle and their Interval 3G case, or maybe the Speedo Aquabeat.  I’m still shopping this.

Spin the wheel – Tendinitis or stess fracture?

Today I had my appointment at the Sports Medicine Clinic.  I’ve had two treatments at Metrocrest Sports Medicine, and both times it was a good experience. They quickly got me back to my exam room, and interviewed me; asking what was hurting and how it happened.  Truth is, I have no real idea what did this too my foot. I was a little embarrassed because well when you get hurt, unless you get knocked out, you know what it is that caused it.   Maybe I pushed it too far by going a full 10 mile run.  My mileage has been increasing quicker than the plan, but I didn’t feel as if I was over-extending myself, in order to go this distance.  I paid attention to my body, and I seriously felt zero pain on Saturday’s run.  To be honest it was like Zen feeling while out there. 

Could it have been the sprint I had to do to get back out to the Jeep, from the restaurant, to retrieve my forgotten camera bag, before the skies opened up?  Maybe.  I was wearing some Sketchers work shoes, with an orthotic in them, that pushes my foot way out of the depth of the shoe.  Maybe that free movement with the sprinting did it?  No idea.

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