Monday, September 17, 2012

Foot Update!

Let's start with the positive, shall we? He says my hips and knees are very strong, woohoo! However, my foot is on the spectrum of a stress fracture. What does that mean exactly? Well, I have either a stress reaction or a stress fracture (this is more severe). We won't know more until after my MRI, which I can hopefully schedule this coming week.

In the mean time, no running for this girl still. He said I could do pool running, but I don't have access to a pool with a deep-end, so that nixes that.

It also means that I need to wear a "post-op wooden sole shoe." You may have seen me post a picture of this on Twitter on Friday. They're not pretty. I was hoping to find a store that sold them in my hometown area, however I'm going to be heading up to pick one up a little out of my way this morning before work since they're not open on weekends.

Watch out fashionistas, the wood shoe is back!

I guess we need to address the elephant in the room though...the NYC Marathon. And to be honest, as I write this, I'm still pretending like I haven't made a decision about it, even though I know what the right thing to do for me is since my doctor didn't want to give me a straight answer since he knows us crazy runner types. I'm just not ready to put my decision into words on a page. We can talk about that after the MRI, k?

Happy Monday from your wooden shoe wearing friend!

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18 comments:

Taryn said...

I broke my toe when I was younger and has to wear a wooden shoe too! I feel your pain (figuratively, not literally). Good luck with the MRI!

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

Hope everything turns out okay!! Thinking of you!

Christin said...

Praying for you, friend. I'm so sorry!

Natalie said...

You are bringing the wood shoe back! Hope the MRI has good news...

emily said...

hope everything goes well for you! sending prayers your way! x

Lisa said...

Aww good luck!! I had foot surgery earlier this year, and though I wasn't signed up or training for a marathon, it was SO frustrating to not be able to go for a run. Hope everything goes well and you have a quick recovery!

Leigh said...

I might have to go check your twitter to see pictures of the shoe!! Hopefully it's not a stress fracture, and with a little rest you can get right back to it

Ruthie Hart said...

ouchie girl!! this sounds no fun! my mom is getting bunion surgery this winter on BOTH!

Adam said...

I hope your foot heals soon

sherri lynn said...

I hope your MRI shows that it isn't a stress fracture! Keep resting it! and keep it classy with that wooden shoe ;)

Jenny said...

Keeping fingers crossed that it is not the stress fracture..and I definitely know the crazy runner types...so take it easy!

AlliFerg said...

Boo. Sorry to hear :( Time off is terrible, but someway, somehow there is always a silver lining to the rest time. Praying for you!

Hollie Ann said...

hoping for the best girly!!!

Elle Sees said...

I hope you heal soon soon soon!

Krista said...

Oh goodness. Hope everything heals up quick!

Meg {henninglove} said...

ahh amanda from one runner to another this news sucks. im sorry you have been having foot problems, where is the pain exactly??

Whitney said...

ugh! i had the same thing happen last summer :( I was sidelined from July to October. I hope your fate is better than mine!

Janna Renee said...

Either way this doesn't sound fun, but I have hi hopes for you! You are a strong girl, so just do what the doctor tells you and positive thoughts!