GOOD NEWS!! I don’t have a stress fracture!! Yay!! Yippee!! Hooray!! I’m so happy!! I was really worried about that. I didn’t want to have to be off for a long time, and I didn’t want to have to worry about it coming right back. So, I am really relieved.
I went in this morning for my MRI and I was really nervous. I don’t know why. It wasn’t a big deal, and I have done one before. I think it was just that I was so worried about the results.
They asked me a ton of questions, and then put me on a small metal bed that slid me into the machine. They had to Velcro my legs together so I wouldn’t move them. That just made me want to move them even more. Once they started it, it took a little over an hour. I had a really hard time being still. When I lay down, especially to go to sleep, my muscles start twitching. The longer I laid there the more they were twitching. I couldn’t stop them!
Bad News – Now we have to figure out what is causing all of the pain, and how long it will be until I can run again. I have been really nervous that an MRI wouldn’t show anything, that’s one reason why I’ve put it off so long. And, that’s exactly what happened! All it showed was a lot of inflammation. (I think they made a mistake on my medicine!)
So, we are going to try some steroids and the doctor is going to get me some insoles. I still can’t run for a few weeks, but it’s not near as bad as what I was thinking it might be. We are hoping that if I continue to stay off of it, and give the steroids a chance to work, then it will totally heal.
I was talking to a friend today, and I told her I feel like I’m on edge all the time and she pointed out that I haven’t been able to run for a couple of weeks. I realized that’s exactly what it is! I feel so good when I’m running, and I am really hating this that I have to sit all the time!
Hopefully in a few more weeks, I can get back to posting about running! ( I miss it!!)