I had my 3 week follow up on my broke ass foot this past Friday, and I was actually nervous that there wouldn’t be any progress or healing. I was scooted off to the x-ray room, and I couldn’t even wait for the doctor to come in. I asked the x-ray tech if I could look, and there it was; my fracture, loud and clear right in my face. It wasn’t healing, at least it didn’t look like it was. I started mildly panicking, maybe this is what it’s supposed to look like… I wonder what he’ll say, I need to think of all my questions now instead of later on when it’s too late to ask them.. Ugh.. this shit’s never going to heal.
I sat on the table in my little exam room and waited patiently. Dr. Von Thron came in and was like, yep! It’s healing! How’s it feeling? How’s the pain, how’s the pressure, blah blah.. and was totally okay with my progress. I was stunned.. I was like wait, what? It’s healing??? Are you sure?? Yep. See here? That’s where the bone is fusing back together.. I about lost it, because.. I’ve seriously pushed my limits on this one.
My questions were: if it hurts at the fracture site occasionally, does that mean it basically re-breaks every time I feel that pain? (Not necessarily) What about pain elsewhere? (could be injured ligaments, etc) When will my toes not be bruised anymore? (no telling on that one) You do realize I’m still working out right? (yup..) And not wearing that ridiculous shoe, right? Like I’m literally wearing crocs and minimus shoes and whatnot… cool? (yup..) And I’m not taking Aleve, not elevating it, not icing it.. basically, I’m doing everything you’re supposedly not supposed to do…. (unfazed)
I was ecstatic. I took another picture, of course. And when I did a side by side comparison, I was less than impressed with the progress, but whatever. He says it’s healing, so I’m okay with that.
The lady at the checkout counter was surprised by my bouncing (not literally) enthusiasm. I totally want to go in every week and get x-rays, just so I can see what’s happening!!
In another post, I’ll outline what I’m doing to promote and support bone health, growth and healing. It’s kinda wonky, but I’m down for unconventional healing methods. And as an added benefit, the rest of me feels really good too. Imagine that?