After I had the bone scan on Friday 2.13 I could see that there were some "hot spots" on my ankle and both knees. The area on my right ankle and left knee were a lot brighter than the right knee. The Dr. in employee health who scheduled the bone scan had written me a rx for a walking boot. She told me I could wait for the results of the bone scan before I got it, but if the scan was positive I needed to be in it. After the scan I went and got the walking boot. :( It did help and feel a lot better walking with it on, but it's just such a pain!!
On the following Monday I went to talk to the radiology resident who read my scan and he recommended I go see a sports medicine Dr. I went and saw him on 2.19. He told me that I definitely had a stress fracture on my ankle and there were also areas on both knees (more on the left). He said he wasn't gonna call the areas on my knees stress fractures, but definitely stress reactions. He thought maybe it was coming from compensating for my ankle? I don't know. He said what was troubling him was that where these areas are isn't common areas for stress fractures...go figure!
Anyway, he wants me to wear the boot and I go back to see him on March 26th. At that time I will have been in the boot for 6 weeks and he said that he will re-evaluate everything and start transitioning me out of the boot. He said that he feels like there is something in the way I'm running that's causing this to happen. After I get out of the boot, he is gonna send me to physical therapy and they will put me on a treadmill and video me running. I really hope that will help because I want to run!
After the first week in the boot, I could tell a big difference in my knees and ankle. I take the boot off first thing when I get home. By the time I get home, I am soooooo tired of wearing it! My knees don't hurt me at all anymore, but I do still have some pain in my ankle, (although nothing like it was) so I just hope that it is healing. I'm really anxious to go back and see what he has to say!
I was looking on-line and the first weekend in May is the Susan G. Koman race for the cure (5K). I would really love to be able to run in that. If he gives me the ok, I will have about a month to get ready. I don't want to push it, but I'm really wanting to get back to running!!!!!
Here is my ankle at first
and here is my fabulous walking boot ;)