Thursday, July 19, 2007
You know you live in the age of information when you can find out about a friend's health on their blog over the internet. So, for those who have asked or will ask when they see me, here is my synopsis!
Christy and I are training for the Chicago Half Marathon on September 9th. We went for a long run on Saturday - 9.5 miles. My foot hurt a bit after a previous run and then at about 5 miles on Saturday I had a good pain on the side of my left foot. I managed to get through the run, but it has been irritated since. I have iced and taken ibuprofin, but still some pain (though less now then on Saturday).
I went to the Orthopedic doctor yesterday and they took an x-ray and couldn't see anything. He said it could be a small fracture that they can't see in the x-ray or it could be tendonitis. I asked what's the fastest way to figure out a treatment or to know what it is so I can continue training and he said that they could inject me with some dye and then take an x-ray. The dye would highlight a fracture if there is one. So...on Friday I am going to get injected with dye and then go back 2 hours later for an x-ray. Then I will know on Monday when I see the Ortho again. Sigh.
Monday I also went to the Dermotologist so she could check out a couple of things that I have been putting off. One of them was a discoloration or staining on my right toe. She couldn't figure out what it is, so she took a biopsy and sent it out to the Pathologist. I will get my report on Monday - she said it might be a vascular thing. So I have a stich on my right toe. No big deal...
So I will know more about what's going on with my feet on Monday. In the mean time I will be walking around in my hot wooden shoe that I got from the ortho the other day. I look like I have been in an accident or something, but it's a good reminder that I am not invincible! Ha.