Friday, October 26, 2007

Good News!

The good news is that my left leg isn’t broken. It didn’t crack up the fibula and down the tibia, as my doctor had feared. I won’t need surgery, and I can even get off the physical therapy.

Nevertheless, I do have a slight stress fracture in my fibula, whose breaking is really just a family rite of passage (my mom and my brother have both had summertime breakings of the same bone). I am happy to report that not only has my flu mostly gone away—the cough remains—but I am now allowed to walk and yoga, and then ease into some jogging in about two weeks. I'm eager to hit the walking sidewalks and yoga mat this weekend!

All of these steps, of course, may be taken only if no pain occurs. The doctor believes I may be experiencing tendonitis, so the ibuprofen continues.

So, family, blog and real-world friends are awesome. Congrats to all of the killer runs everyone has had, and many thanks to everyone for their support. It stinks to be injured, but it’s uplifting to know that people care. And it makes me want to run—without harming myself—so much more!

But on the news front: Neil and I might be moving soon. No solid details yet, but we will likely be heading north. And I’m eager to scope out some good running neighborhoods and the prospect of bear-free trails.

6 comments:

E-Speed said...

well I am glad it is only a stress fracture! Hope the yoga and time off brings you around to pain free!

B Bop said...

Good to hear!!!!! I suppose one way to be sure you get a couple weeks rest at the end of the summer is for your doctor to tell you that you may have broken bones that require surgery....

Tread gently as you begin to test the waters on the stress fracture (I suppose I'm glad it's not a family tradition of mine ;-)

JenC said...

Heal well and hopefully, we'll see you at the Turkey Trot!

Good luck with the house hunt! I hope you find an east side home, so we can train together some day.

kelsalynn said...

What a relief to hear! Whew! I know it's been a rough couple of weeks/months, but it sounds like life is straigtening itself out!

KelsaLynn

jkrunning said...

That house is really cute.

miss petite america said...

heal well, dear friend! does that mean we will see more swimming??