Thursday, August 14, 2014

Injury Update

Hey guys!

  Just want to give y'all an update on how my Dr. appt. went today.

In case you don't know, about a month ago, my fibula (outer bone of the lower leg) became very painful after a run. It hurt so bad that I had to cut my 10 mile run, to just 5. Since then I've been in almost constant pain. I have still been running, but only doing 3-5 miles a few days a week.
 A week ago the pain moved to the top of my foot as well. So now my fibula and top of foot have been in pain.
Today I was able to see an orthopedic Dr.
First they did an X-Ray, which I knew was a waste of time. After that I saw the Dr. We talked for awhile and he looked at it, then he said he wants me to have an MRI. He said it could've started out as a hairline fracture and has now turned into a stress fracture.
 So I could possibly have a stress fracture in the fibula and metatarsal bones. Aughhhh!!!

They are supposed to call me back to schedule the MRI. So I don't have a date for that yet.

 I'm running the Air Force Marathon in 5 weeks. I'm not counting that out yet.
Of course right now I couldn't even do the half marathon. I couldn't even do 10 miles.
But, I'm going to do it. Because I'm stubborn like that.

I know the smart thing to do right now is to STOP RUNNING, before I make it even worse.
So that's what I'm going to do.
No more running for me.

Yes, it's going to kill me. KILL ME.
But I'm going to keep my chin up, keep smiling, and take lots and lots of spin classes. At least I can do that.



What's the longest you've had to take off from an injury?

katie



25 comments:

  1. Its so hard... I remember when my low back was so bad 2 years ago the week before the Ky Derby Mini & I woke up the morning STILL convinced I was going to do it - until I couldn't hardly move without crying. I laid in bed & threw a FIT & sobbed like I was stabbed. I ended up going down to the race & cheering on others, but man, I was so not giving up the fight to want to run. Stubborn people - we gotta stick together :)

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    1. Oh Rebecca, that's awful! I'd be the exact same way. I won't give up. But if I really am unable to, at least I'll get to be there with my friend and I can cheer her on- through my tears of course. ;)

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  2. Oh no! Finger's crossed that it's not that bad. Good luck with not running; I know that when I have to take time off for an injury it's the absolute worst. Hope you can make a quick recovery!

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    1. It is SO hard not being able to do something you love. Hopefully I'll survive. ;) Thanks Alyssa!

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  3. I'm sorry your pain is spreading/getting worse! And having to wait for that MRI to see if it's something you can run through is so frustrating. I had to take off about 2 months when I injured my hip flexor training for the Chicago Marathon. Had to wait for an MRI to make sure it wasn't a stress fracture in my femur, then after a little rest didn't fix things and DNFing at the marathon, I had to take off more time for rest and physical therapy. But, I got through it--you will too! Have my fingers crossed for a positive outcome!

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    1. Oh Beth, I'm sorry you had to go through all that! Thank you!

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  4. Yes. Stopping running until the figure it out is smart. Just keep spinning away and remind yourself that is keeping your cardio up.

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    1. Yea, I guess the most important thing is keeping up my cardio. I just don't want to lose all my endurance!

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  5. Poor you! What a pain! I hope it doesn't turn out to be a fracture, but ypu are wise to take a running break!

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  6. Yikes! I hope you feel better before your race and that it's nothing serious. As hard as it is, sometimes backing off is just a necessary evil.

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    1. I hope so too. I know taking time off is the best thing to do, but it sure is hard!

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  7. Ugg, I am so sorry. Hopefully it heals quickly! Yes, not running is the best idea, but it's your decision. Can you at least do spin or swim to keep your cardio base?

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    1. I plan on doing lots of spinning, possibly even walking. I do want to keep up my cardio!

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  8. oh my gosh, love your attitude about keeping your chin up. i'm so so sorry, but my mom always says : it could be worse! here's to a speedy recovery!

    xo welltraveledwife.com

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    1. I try to remember that too, it could always be worse. Thanks Emi!

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  9. Currently in a 6+ month lay off with a back injury. :-(

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    1. Ohhhh no!! Just think of what an awesome comeback you'll have! Get well soon!

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  10. You do have a good attitude, that will get you through this! I really hope it's not a stress fracture, but if it is they do heal pretty quick with rest. I think you are very smart to stop running for right now until the MRI and you find out the "for sure's". But ya keep up your cardio in another form of exercise that doesn't hurt the injury and maybe if it's not too bad you'll be able to still pull off that marathon!

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    1. I'll definitely keep up my cardio. I sure would love to still be able to do my marathon, ya never know!

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  11. I am so, sorry! Not running will be SO tough! :( It's so hard when you KNOW that's what you need to do, but it's the last thing you want to do. I've never had to take more than a few weeks off and that felt like an eternity. I can't even imagine what it would be like to have to heal from a serious injury. If it makes you feel any better, my dad tore his Achilles last summer and didn't run for 5 months. He ran his first full marathon 4 months after coming back from injury. You will come back from this and you'll be stronger than ever!

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    1. It is so hard. Sometimes I forget that I can't run, and start to say I'm going for a run. It's awful! That definitely gives me hope hearing that your dad came back so well. I have no doubt I'll do many more marathons, hopefully sooner than later! Thanks Tracy!

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  12. oh no! that is horrible. i would be so upset if i couldnt run, so i am really sorry!
    my husband hurt his ankle whilst running in those 5 finger things. that was almost 5 years ago and he still cant run, because he tried to run on it when the doctor told him not to.
    i hope that you have better luck than him! fingers crossed for you my dear. i am sure it will be fine and you'll be running again in no time!

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    1. I hate to hear that about your husband! It's definitely best to listen to the Dr, although it sure isn't easy. I don't run in the 5 fingers, but I do run in minimalist shoes. Thinking it may be time for a change though. Thanks girl!

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