Hello old friend…

November 16th, 2019

Guess I spoke too soon with my last post. Apparently I’ve been trying to do too much too soon and got a stress fracture in my foot. So back to the boot it is…for 4 weeks. I want to cry. I was soooo excited with my new foot. It was exactly this time last year that I was in the boot from the surgery. So weird. Maybe every fall from now on I’ll be destined to be back in the boot.

6 Responses to “Hello old friend…”

  1. cserpent on November 16, 2019 4:27 pm

    Oh gosh! Do be careful! And hopefully your doctor has told you how to transition back to full functionality - slowly! LOL! My doc told me it takes 3-4 weeks for the bone to remottle (not sure if that is the right spelling). So each stage he puts me in last for 3-4 weeks. I’m going for 4 to be extra careful since I really don’t want to go through this bone inflammation. Since me bone inflammation was essentially very small microfractures I did not want to progress to a full blown stress fracture. I’ve been working through this since mid-June so don’t be surprised if it takes you 5-6 months to get back to where you were.

  2. junebug on November 17, 2019 1:52 pm

    Crap. That is not what I wanted to hear! My doctor didn’t tell me any of this. If you don’t mind me asking, what are the different stages he’s been transitioning you through?

  3. cserpent on November 17, 2019 9:11 pm

    Well I started out in the boot. Then out of the boot but no serious activity for quite a while - about 6 weeks I think. I would go in/out of the boot during that time based on how my foot was feeling. Then I could do walking 15 minutes every other day (exercise walking) for another 3-4 weeks, now I’m at the light jog for 15 minutes every other day and walk for 30 minutes on the other days. I’m at about 11 minutes of jogging over a span of 20-25 minutes (walking/jogging) and I’m doing 2 minutes of jogging straight. I’m working on getting my aerobic capacity up and listening to what my foot tells me. If it starts feeling a bit twingey/achey/… as I’m jogging I drop down to a walk. The big thing is really pay attention to your foot. If you’re feeling pain then stop what you’re doing and cut back a bit. And when your out of the boot if you start feeling pain go back in the boot for a day. I did overdue it one weekend back in September (though I didn’t feel like I overdid it) and my foot started throbbing, … so I had to reset again and was in the boot for a few days and then restarted the clock on the 15 minutes of walking every other day. I overdid it by standing on it too much and loading/unloading my car when I was selling jewelry at a show. I did my best to stay off it that weekend but it was still too much. It has been very frustrating but I really wanted to avoid a full blown stress fracture so I’ve been very cautious.

  4. cserpent on November 17, 2019 9:13 pm

    You’re 10 years younger than me so hopefully your healing will progress faster. Age does make a difference :)

  5. junebug on November 18, 2019 4:21 pm

    Thanks for the guidelines cserpent. This is something good to follow for the future, although I am extremely impatient when it comes to things like this. The thing is, I’ve been really good about listening to my foot and backing off if I think it’s getting even the littlest bit twingey. I did yoga one morning, everything went great, then by the afternoon out walking the dog it became unbearable! Oh well. Back to slow and steady…

  6. cserpent on November 19, 2019 2:54 am

    Unfortunately patience is required since the alternative is a more serious fracture. No idea why my bone got inflamed. I did all that I was supposed to do according to my PT. My doc said I must have overdone it, but I don’t know how. I was way more restrained with this foot than with my first. Ah well! It is what it is and I just hope I’m back on the soccer field when our season starts in 2020. I wrote off this year.

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