"So do you want to take it off?" the guy at the surgical store asked. And I laughed because oh how would I just love to take it off, but that's not allowed or going to help. Then I got in the car and attempted to see how driving with this thing would be...not so easy. As I merged on to the highway, the tears came. Not just tears though, they turned to sobs. I cried the whole way home.
8 weeks sure were a lot of weeks to not just wear this Aircast, but do no cardio whatsoever. That's right: no biking, no yoga, and absolutely no running. I even need to limit my walking, so no long walks for mister Louie. I know I sound dramatic, and I feel even sillier for having cried so much, but I want to honest on this here blog. And honestly, I'm still extremely disappointed that I won't be crossing the finish line of the NYC Marathon this year.
On the bright side, I'm on the track to getting myself healthy again. Now, I guess you're wondering what in the heck is wrong with me that I have to be in this boot for 8 weeks. Well, I have a stress reaction in my cuboid bone. (See image below.)
I'm still spending way too much time researching the bone, the healing process, etc. Yet I'm on the right track to getting better by listening to the doctor's orders. I'm even resting my foot on an upside down garbage can to help keep it elevated.
Surprisingly, looking at the photo of my boot, it doesn't look so large, but it certainly feels large and cumbersome. Here's to counting down until I see my doctor in a month. Hopefully, my time in this thing will shorten from 8 weeks to 6 or even 4.
Anyone else ever suffer from a stress fracture or reaction? What was your healing process and regime like?