My update: Iíve been on crutches for 3.5 weeks now. Iím seeing progress and know Iím healing, but I am not sure when Iíll be off the crutches. The ortho specialist said that when I can walk pain-free I can ditch the crutches. Iím allowed to swim with a pull buoy and spin easily on the computrainer. And I have some PT exercises. I can do activities that wonít cause pain.
To add insult to injury Iíve been dealing with flu symptoms and a low grade fever since this past Saturday that wax and wane. I hate doing it but Tylenol is the only thing that provides me some relief. And Iíve not been able to eat properly and have lost all appetite. This is not good for the healing of a stress fracture. I hardly ever get sick and canít remember the last time I had a flu.
The doc thought it was realistic to consider an early spring 70.3......just not sure which one. Any recommendations?
Iím still trying to determine how I got this stress fracture. The doc thought it was over training. I still have a little trouble buying completely into that. Iíve run marathons with much higher mileage and intensity and never got a stress fracture. I am getting my blood drawn this Monday and waiting back to hear about when Iíll get a bone density scan. My primary care provider had to order both. I might have some muscle imbalances that need to be addressed and luckily I now have an excellent PT who does Ironmans and understands where Iím coming from.
So thatís the story for now.
Death is easy....peaceful. Life is harder.