Oh, my achin’ foot

Stress fracture, bone abnormality
or just all in my head?

Saw the foot doctor today to get the X-rays read, and like Google had already told me — if there’s a stress fracture, it’s not readily apparent. Which it should be, since the length of time that I’ve had the pain would be long enough for the calcification of the bone to show up. The doc did say that she saw some “abnormality of the bone” where I’ve got pain, but she’s not exactly sure what might be the issue.

So – onto the next step: an MRI. Oh, joy. Part of me wants to abandon all this right now and just deal with it, like I have been for the past 7 or 8 months. It’s not a stress fracture, so I’m not in danger of breaking my foot, right? It’s only been 2 weeks and I’m already sooo over this whole thing. Doc did concede that if the walking boot didn’t seem to be doing any good, then I could consider ditching it, though now I feel like I ought to give it more time. Catholic guilt at it’s best.

Thing is, if it were just this same ol’ low level pain all the time (think: 3 or 4 on a pain scale of 10), I wouldn’t think anything of it. But there are moments when I step a little on the side of my foot, or just the wrong way and …. YEEEOOOOWWW… and all of a sudden, the 3 or 4 becomes an easy 8 or 9 (plus a few curse words). And it hurts whether I’m standing on it, running on it, squatting 145 pounds or laying down trying to sleep. Very weird, in my estimation.

If the MRI doesn’t show anything then I really am going to just start ignoring the pain and waiting for it to go away on it’s own eventually. What’s the worst that can happen, right?