Monday, October 1, 2012

Foot Verdict {Stress Reaction of the Cuboid Bone}


"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.)
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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?
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25 comments:

Natalie said...

Awww sorry about this! I know you really wanted to run the NYC plus you are so active I know this is hard for you!

Amy Powell said...

I am so sorry about that! I know how much you were looking forward to the NYC marathon! I hope you heal quickly :)

Krista said...

It's perfectly understandable that you cried. It is a major life-style change for you and 8 weeks is a long time when your going through it. Glad to hear you're following doctor's orders and praying that your recovery time is shorter than the 8 weeks. Keep your head up girl!

sherri lynn said...

Oh I'm so sorry Amanda! :( I know how much you love running and being active so I know it will be a challenge to severely limit that these next 8 weeks! I hope it heals quickly and completely - and that your spirits stay up in the mean time! hugs :)

Brooke Houston said...

aww :( I'm so sorry about your poor foot. I do hope it heals quicker than 8 weeks. Maybe you can do some arm workouts for the time being ;)

Jenny said...

Hoping for a quick recovery!!

I have to say, I have had a couple clients have them in different places and they are just stubborn injuries to heal. You really do have to take it easy girl!

PAPS said...

So so sorry to hear about it.
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Lauren said...

i am sorry to hear about NYC, but healing is so important so that you can KEEP running for years to come. you could always run the LA Marathon with me in March ;)

Mateya said...

I'm sure it's hard but the more you rest it the quicker you'll be back to running! :)

Whitney said...

girl i had a stress fracture last summer, and just broke my foot this weekend :( we are in eight weeks of no movement together.

#miserylovescompany

Claire said...

GO GIRL! Stay positive- you'll be back to full running health in no time, I just know it!

Audrey Allure said...

Sorry to hear about your foot - hope it feels better soon!

brittany said...

oooh no, i hate that for you! hope it heals up quickly! gosh, i'm sure you're soo over the boot-wearing!

Meghan said...

I am so sorry, hun! But you will totally come back from this even stronger than ever!

Kristin said...

I hope it mends quickly! I had to wear one of those in high school for 3 weeks because of a soccer injury. Makes shoe choices very limited!

Adam said...

My old ast. store manager had that same foot cast. He did not like it one bit. I'm sorry.

Domestic Sweetheart said...

So sorry to hear....hope you feel better soon :)

NaNa said...

Aww I hope you get better soon and then you'll be able to resume all the activities you want to do! It must be so frustrating, but you'll make it through it in no time! =)

Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

Tara said...

Aww hang in there gal! Prayers for a quick recovery!

DWei said...

Fractured the wrist on my left hand twice. Luckily the was before I computers became more accessible to me.

Had this happened to me today, I have no idea how I would have survived being unable to type.

AlliFerg said...

Uuugh. So sorry to hear, hang in there!

Elle Sees said...

heart bless your heart! I know that has to be so frustrating. I hope the weeks fly by

Meg {henninglove} said...

ahh Amanda at least you know what the issue is but being in a boot isn't fun and not knowing you can't run the NY marathon this year is even more not fun! i'm so sorry. I hope your foot heals fast! sending prayers your way

Janna Renee said...

Maybe something is trying to tell you need to slow down and take a break! Let's just hope you heal efficiently and quickly!

Tesha Vann said...

Oh no - bummer! hope it heals quick