Let’s celebrate that we made it through yet another week! And what a week it’s been my peeps. As you know (or should!) I had my followup MRI appointment with my bff Dr. Chin.
And if you are interested in how that went I’ll let you know just by telling you the very first thing he said to me:
I wish I would have seen something different.
WAH? My head zipped around and looked at him with a look of utter terror. I knew what was coming, but to actually hear the words you need surgery if you want to continue running, is another thing.
I’ll keep this short but it turns out the MRI found that my good ole tendons are seriously inflamed and not happy. Basically the chipped extra bone I have is causing them all sorts of issues. The tendon that connects my big toe is sea-sawing back and fourth along this chipped bone. So anytime I lift my big toe (walking, running, exercise in general) it sea-saws back and forth on the bone.
In other words, if I don’t get this removed there’s a chance the tendon could tear (OUCH) or it would just continue to get worse. He did give me some other band-aid type options but nothing that would actually allow me to run at the mileage I want to. Other than removing the bone of course.
Thankfully this isn’t major surgery so the recovery time is actually fairly fast compared to most other foot surgeries. If recovery goes as planned, I would be in a boot (sexy, no?) for 2-3 weeks immediately post-surgery and then I would move on to 6-8 weeks of physical therapy. Good new is that boots are the latest fashion craze right now, especially homemade ones.
I CAN RUN AGAIN!
I actually ran directly after I got home from the doctor. I got home and went right for the treadmill because I knew I needed to let off some serious steam and I figured the bone is coming out anyway so why not go for a run? And it felt glorious to run (despite the pain). I am excited to actually have an answer and a recovery plan to get me on track with running again. So, I need surgery, big deal. I’ll work through it with a positive attitude and will appreciate running that much more.
And as promised here are Friday searches:
- time to catch up with gossip mags (sure is!)
- annoying swimmers (congrats on actually landing on the right page, I am seriously annoying)
- pee’d ryan gosling (again??? why are people continually searching this?)
- what’s kelsey chows favorite band (I don’t even know who Kelsey Chow is)
I had a really hard time picking my faves for the week because there were two so bizarre:
- Do you see something creepy
- I’m 45 and inpregnated a 15 year old
Do you see something creepy? Why did that person end up on my blog?? And to the person who impregnated a 15 year old, shame on you! I’m assuming you ended up on my blog cause of my current obsession with Secret Life of the American Teenager.
That’s all the nonsense I have for now!