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What did people do before the internet??  How did they find the answers to their burning questions??

I have spent 60+ hours (that’s 2 1/2 days for the mathematically challenged) scouring the internet for information.  My searches have included:

  • sudden onset lower leg pain while running
  • how to diagnose running injury?
  • broken bones from running
  • running leg injuries
  • stress fracture
  • tibial stress fracture
  • can I cross train if I have a stress fracture or broken bones?
  • running blogs with running injuries
  • what will I do if I can’t run for 8+ weeks?

Blah blah blah.  (That wasn’t a search, but you get the point).  I’ve read endless articles, journals, websites, blogs.   Reading all of this information has been both a blessing and a curse.  It’s made me imagine the worst.  It’s given me hope that maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is.  It’s given me something to do, to pass the time and keep my mind off of running and getting sluggish and fat and losing my fitness.  Luckily, I’m smart enough not to self-diagnose.  I have an appointment with a highly recommended sports injury doc at a reputable local clinic on Wednesday.  Stay tuned.

And, for the record, I miss running so much that it literally brings tears to my eyes to know that I can’t do it.  And my gut (and the pain I’ve been experiencing since Saturday’s run) is telling me it’s going to be for quite awhile.  And that makes me so so mad and sad.

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7 Responses to Blah blah blah

  1. Nicole says:

    Sorry for your injury. I had two major ones that kept me sidelined. One for 5 months n another for 7 weeks. The only thing that helped me thru was knowing I would be able to run again and others are not so lucky. Keep your head up!

  2. Mom says:

    Mad for you too AND Sad, BUT MORE HOPEFUL too!!
    LOVE

  3. Amy says:

    Oh no! I hope it’s not bad for you.

  4. Jen says:

    If it’s a tibial stress fx and you caught it early, you’ll bounce back really quickly. My advice, don’t mess around guessing, just get a MRI and get a SOLID answer. Could be bad shin splints, just a stress reaction or a true stress fx. Bone scans are not at all specific and in my opinion a waste of $$$ for a runner who needs to know exactly what’s going on. Good luck (and remember, it could always be worse–you could be me, basically bed ridden for 2.5 years and still in pain!).

  5. Teri Byrne says:

    You will read all the pros and cons on the internet……you don’t know what to believe…..best to wait for the Dr. diagnosis

  6. Pingback: How to Stay Sane While Sidelined From a Running Injury | Runnin' From The Law

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