No End In Sight

When I said yesterday that I thought I knew what my doctor would tell me my MRI results were, I thought she was going to say I was almost, but not quite, better.  That I had one of those slow to heal stress fractures.  That it would just be a little bit longer until I was healed.  And I would have been ok with that.  In fact, since I’ve been feeling like something isn’t right yet, I was planning on not running for awhile longer even if she had given me the go ahead.  Just to be conservative.  Just to be sure.

I never imagined that she would tell me that I have ANOTHER – completely separate – stress fracture further up on the tibia.

stress fracture


I knew something still wasn’t right.  I could feel it in the exact spot that the new stress fracture is in.  I don’t feel PAIN like I did with the first one.  But I don’t feel right.  I randomly feel pain/discomfort when walking (about a level 1 pain – not bad) about one time a day.  And I think it’s been here for about 2 weeks.  WTF?  I just assumed it was “normal” tenderness that accompanied healing of stress fracture.  I have been a model patient – I haven’t run in 96 days.  And I get another stress fracture while I’m actively recovering and healing and being a good little patient?  WTF?

So – the doctor and the radiologist are puzzled.  She ordered blood tests to test level of Vitamin D and calcium and a DEXA scan to test my bone density.  Hopefully that will give more answers.

I am SO angry.  I’ve been in tears all afternoon.  UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

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6 Responses to No End In Sight

  1. Tom (Dad) says:

    What about a second MRI ?

    • This IS the second MRI. Another MRI now would show the same thing – it’s doesn’t diagnose the “why” – just diagnoses the issue. I will do another one weeks/months down the line before I would run again. If this doctor doesn’t find me some answers though, I would consider going to a different doctor for a second opinion on the “why” part.

  2. Dory spence says:

    So Sad!!!
    LUV Mom

  3. Angela Kidd says:

    I am so sorry! I have never heard of anyone getting a stress fracture while recovering from another one. That sucks. I hope you get some answers. You are going to be super mentally strong when this ordeal is over.

  4. Teri Byrne says:

    Hang in there…you are doing everything you can….you’ll be running again before you know it.

  5. Mindi says:

    Ugh is right. So sorry to hear this. I am still on the DL as well. What’s up with that? Here’s to a better 2014 season.

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