So I saw the doctor to follow up on my blood work, and he said everything looked great and basically dismissed me and told me I could come back in a year.
I know I should be pleased. Everything looked great. Even my Vitamin D level is within normal range, although he advised I take a supplement to improve up on that. But there are no red flags, no reason for the stress fracture, and I left feeling like I should be thrilled. But instead, I’m annoyed. Once again, no answers for the ailments that plague me, and when there are no answers, I can’t prevent them from happening again.
His explanation? Over use.
BUT I WASN’T USING IT.
I guess I’m going to assume the stress fracture was the result of many months of compensating for the plantar fasciitis in the other foot and just move on.
The thing is, the plantar fasciitis foot isn’t really better either. It was feeling better, but the last couple days it’s been tightening up again for no apparent reason. I know as soon as I resume regular activity, it is going to be right there nagging me again.
I will eventually try to get the gait analysis done and hope that sheds some light on things, but at this point I am feeling pretty gloom and doom about any possibility of being a runner again. Or maybe even being a non-runner who is able to wear cute shoes.
I am sure one of these days I will go out to “walk” and end up running, and this whole saga will likely continue on and on. I promise to try not to bore you with the details…. well, not too often, anyway. It’s just so dumb. People run ALL the time. I see them out there, I see their updates on Facebook. Bah. Oh, well. I’m over it. Not really, but if I say it enough, maybe I’ll start to believe it.
In other news, after my doctor appt, I met up with a friend because she wanted to introduce me to a local boutique called Best Friends.
YOU GUYS, this is going to be dangerous.
They have such cute stuff at affordable price. I got, ahem, a couple of things. You will see them soon enough.
Meanwhile, I’m up at o’dark thirty to catch a plane to Seattle. I should not be sitting here writing this. See, this is how I end up running late everywhere I go. I’ll just do one more thing . . .
Okay, I MUST skedaddle. Seattle is calling. WOOT! See ya on the flip side!
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Hey it is me again, understanding your foot and running plight. I stress fractured both of my feet 2 years ago. The first was a mild 4th metatarsal fracture from running too much in shoes that were a little too big while training for a half. The second which was much much much worse was from limping around because of the plate in my shoe for the first fracture. That was a 5th metatarsal fracture (pinkie toe side). It plagues me to this day, where as the original fracture rarely hurts. It seems I can run 1-2 times a week for less than 10 minutes and be pretty good. It is finicky about the weather, pressure changes and humidity changes will make it hurt worse than the original fracture. Yay arthritis!
So, even though I don’t have plantar fasciitis, I have been dealing with the loss of running for a while. I keep trying and just use pain as my indicator. Note: I was a my podiatrist and have so many x-rays that are clear that they have given me the go ahead. I just stop when it hurts. I am back to walking lots, fortunately that does not bother my feet.
The emotional loss is really hard. I have yet to find anything that really compares to a good run, but I just keep trying to stay fit.
I’m so sorry about your feet. I’ve had a few nagging “health” issues – nothing major, and everything looks fine on every test I have done. My doctor said the same thing – “see you next year”. I know I should be glad, but I also don’t feel 100% and I want to. Sigh. Have a great time in Seattle! It’s raining this morning but the weather is supposed to clear up and get better each day.
I’ve never gotten a clear answer from any doctor ever. They really can’t fix your problems unless its blatent like a bone sticking out of your arm, haha! It’s so frustrating and I feel you when you say you kinda with it WAS something so it could be fixed and over with.
I had plantar fasciitis and it was horrible – as you know. All I was told is that it takes time. Very frustrating. I was so used to it hurting that I can’t even recall the day that it stopped. But its been over a year and no more pain!! It DOES go away… just takes time! Keep yer chin up! 🙂