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.
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.