February 06, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Doctor

It's been three weeks since I saw my doctor last about my feet.

Since then, I lost one toe nail (looks nasty), have another that will come off in the next four weeks, the swelling has subsided as has the pain, but the pain is still intermittent and the swelling still occurs by the end of the day.

I walked in and they said, "So how is your calf?" and I replied, "My calf has been fine. My feet are still giving me problems. Do you think I could have a fracture?"

He pressed around, said some things were out of place, but he didn't want to manipulate anything in my feet until he took an XRay.

Up on the light board the XRays went and he said, "Well... you don't have a stress fracture THERE... but... you MAY have one HERE."

So. It would appear that during my marathon, I may have stress fractured my left foot and of course, kept right on running. I find out Monday as he's sending it out for review with a radiologist. It could be a shadow.

I'm taped like I've never been taped...

I don't know why I think this is funny... but I do.

What a mess.

Posted by Boudicca at February 6, 2009 10:14 PM

If I had a foot fetish, I would be completely cured of my deviancy by reading your blog. Why don't you go into greater detail and describe how blood and pus ooze daily out of your toes' nail base?

Posted by: Erica at February 6, 2009 10:42 PM


You mean I didn't post on that yet? I thought I did... Dammit. I'm slacking... ;-)

Pictures. What y'all need are pictures...

BTW, the oozing stopped the day after I went to see the doc and he informed me it looked like I had 'stubbed it'. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at February 6, 2009 10:53 PM

I think you need a nice comfortable pair of sandals.

Posted by: PeggyU at February 6, 2009 11:52 PM

I have to say the bit that caught my attention was:

"He pressed around, said some things were out of place..."

Out of place? LOL. I don't know why that strikes me as funny, but I find it funnier than running with a stress fracture. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at February 7, 2009 12:01 AM

It funny because after mile 26 the world is a happier place.

Posted by: Bob at February 7, 2009 12:06 AM

Oh goodness - I do so hope you are all healed up soon!!

Posted by: Richmond at February 7, 2009 08:27 AM

it's funny because you completed your marathon.
it would be very not funny if your race was still on the horizon.

my second toe on my left foot continues to be purple. but it doesn't hurt.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at February 7, 2009 09:10 AM

Is it like pealing back the layers of an onion? You have onion feet!

Also, you were disappointed that you did not have a fracture like your friend. Now you can say you tolerated it longer.

Posted by: Amy at February 7, 2009 08:08 PM

Amy- Exactly. Before I just said, "No, I can't walk. Don't know why. My feet are just swollen" and I felt like such a wuss! Now I can say, 'Yeah, fractured my left foot... I can't walk, my feet are swollen."

I needed that reason to be something other than it was. I felt like a wimp.

BTW, when I told her last night when I saw her, she gave me a high five. Heh.

Posted by: Bou at February 8, 2009 12:19 AM