Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doctor's Orders ...

Thanks everyone for sending good vibes my direction! I took your advice and saw my doctor today. While not a foot specialist, he's a smart guy and fellow runner, so I value his opinion greatly.

It didn't take long for him to rule out PF. [Note to self: Get a pedicure before having your feet examined.] Since my left foot seems to be feeling better, he concentrated on my right ankle -- the main cause of my throbbing pain. He determined it's either an "over use" injury or a stress fracture, and only time will tell. He ordered X-rays, though said even stress fractures probably wouldn't show up.

Doc wants me to wear a stirrup ankle brace with aircells at all times to help provide support, and to take three Advil three times a day. And, of course, stay off my ankle as much as possible. If it's not better in two weeks, he's sticking me in a boot. Doc said even the stationary bike might be too much pressure on it at this point, so I'll give it a good rest this weekend and re-evaluate on Monday. Surely the bike will be fine?

I definitely don't want to just sit on my arse for two weeks but, if that's what it takes to heal by April, then hand me a remote and a bag of Doritos! Oh, and I'm close to finishing 50/50, so be on the lookout in the coming week for a chance to be the next lucky reader ...


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Side note: To the awesome reader wondering last week where I got the TNT button linking to my fundraising page -- For the life of me I can't find where that comment is and I know I published it! So, if you're reading this, I saved the button off the Team In Training site, then linked it to my page when I uploaded it on my blog. Sorry for getting back to you so late --happy running! :-)

9 comments:

D10 said...

Glad yo uwent to the doctor to get everythign checked out. Hopefully, some rest will do the trick.

Racn4acure said...

Katie - you did the right thing. I was a little worried about it being a stress fracture when you mentioned the ankle. One of my Nashville teammates got a stress fracture in her ankle area, and she had to trasfer to our summer team to run Anchorage. But then, she gets a trip to Alaska out of it anyhow. We will all really miss her in Nashville. Good luck. Don't hog the romote! :) Art

Marlene said...

Glad to hear you saw the doc and got it checked out. Make sure you follow his orders and hopefully you will be back at it in no time!

lindsay said...

glad all went well at the doc, or at least a lot better than it could have! enjoy a couple days off and hopefully that'll do the trick. thanks for the heads up on the book too :) that will probably be the day my internet breaks... haha.

Sharneysrun said...

I'm so glad to hear you got to the doc! I hope you are feeling better now! I have a pelvic stress fracture and it's been no fun, so I know what you're going through. Keep off your feet as much as possible so it will heal quickly. Believe me, I know it's hard, but it will be worth it so you can run your marathon! Take care :0)

Iron H said...

Good to hear not PF. This is more a comment on your 2/10 post. While training for IM in 2007, I had an injury with my right foot where it felt like the foot was broken. I mean I could hardly walk on it. Both X-Rays and MRI were negative. The doctor thought overuse. He gave me a shot of cortisone and that seemed to help. Got me through training and the race. I still get the pain every now and then but it doesn't stay long. Big mystery. Good luck with your injury. Hope it works out.

Sonia said...

BTW I love the music, been listening to it for the past 25 mins LOL

Sonia said...

Blogger ate my comment. I spent 5 mins writing..... BUMMER!!

I was just saying you were wise for resting, in case it is a stress fracture you do not want to aggravate it.

Katie said...

Hi Katie,

I'll be sending healing thoughts your way - glad you saw the doc and he told you to take it easy. Good luck on the recovery!

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