Tuesday, November 8, 2011
2:56 PM | Posted by Lady Gray | | Edit Post
After being lectured about "racing" on my crutches (more than once), I announced that I only had to speeds: 1) not moving and 2) running. Somehow my mom didn't find that as funny as I did...
Slowing down is really hard. If you happen to know some of the female members of my family you might argue its in the genes. Its been a week and I'm already planning how I'm going to sneak in some gym time once they take my stitches out.
Despite the (much needed) slow down, I'm still really glad I opted to get this taken care of now. Even though it was something I was able to tolerate for the last five or so years, its been this little nagging reminder that I'm probably not going to be able to go as fast or as hard as I want to until it gets fixed. It wasn't until a disappointing 10K in June that I finally gave in a decided I'd had enough.
Today was my first post-op check up. Or if you prefer, the day I got to see my incision and the *hopefully* bad @$$ scar I'm going to get. I'll spare you the photo (my husband LOVED that surprise email) but its pretty impressive. I have seven external stitches and a few internal ones that should dissolve in about two weeks.
I also had the chance to talk with my doctor for the first time post surgery. He confirmed that when he removed the bone fragments, there was "no sign of healing". Basically, my foot gave up healing itself when the injury occurred. This isn't surprising at all (actually expected) but its nice to know for certain. X-rays and MRIs can honestly only tell you so much. In fact, up until a few months ago (pre-MRI) the doctors weren't certain it was a true break. The X-ray showed a clean divide between the two halves of the bone which could indicate I was born with a bipartate sesimoid (see photo from Part One) or it had fractured really cleanly. It wasn't until the MRI was completed were they able to confirm that a sesimoid in four separate pieces is probably NOT something I was born with.
So now I'm taking it sloooooow. I really can't complain too much because the pain is manageable and I'm officially off crutches. Only five more weeks to go...
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