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Very bummed

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My doc says probable stress fracture in my foot. The xray also showed my other nasty foot issues (bunion and osteoarthritis--what? Eeew!). I am probably not going to get a bone scan to confirm because I would have to pay 30% of it as coinsurance and they cost a couple thousand. So my wonderful nurse said keep a good supporting shoe on it; no running (ever), no long walks with the dog while it heals, upper body stuff only. And see how it is in a week. She wants to send me to a podiatrist. Probably will still bike. I am SO bummed.

So, how come all the other sparkers seem to be able to pick up running in midlife? I was having so much fun. And I started out carefully. . .OK, my shoes weren't brand new, and running on grass may have actually hurt because it was uneven. I was trying to be nice to my knees. SIGH.

I still have 20 lbs to lose and this seems like a real setback. I am thankful for what I have; there are a lot of people who are very sick and hurting and this is minor. But I am just so afraid of going back where I was! Never!
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  • FARRAH511
    Sorry... hope you have a fast recovery!

    2030 days ago
    I for one, will not be one to pick up running haha. Now short bursts or sprints while walking, I can dig it. But I really have no desire to just run, unless I am being chased by a bear or something.

    Anyways, please take care of yourself!!!


    Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
    Melinda (gopintos)
    Country Living Team
    2030 days ago
    Yikes!! that sounds nasty. I'm seding out wishes fora speedy healing.
    2033 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I to have had one set back after another but I WON'T GIVE UP ! emoticon Anything that happens to you even if someone elses is worse is a big deal to you and other spark friends ! If i can help in anyway please let me know i am here daily ! emoticon
    2034 days ago
    Ouchie - Please take care of yourself and let it heal! You can still keep up the amazing work and get those last 20 off! Hang in there!!!
    2034 days ago
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