- "The 4th Rung"... I know you're here to hear about how my doctor appointment went this morning but I needed to share this little tidbit that happened Monday first; While at PT I jokingly asked my PT if he was going to give me a heads up on what he'd be reporting to my sports doc prior to today's appointment, specifically about when I'd be running again. Without skipping a beat he informed me that I was nowhere near being able to run yet, "If running were the 10th and top-most rung of a ladder, you my dear are only on the 4th rung. You still have a ways to go." I finished the session in silence, restraining the tears until I was alone in my car after. It was the last thing I had thought he would say. I am obviously aware that I am not your standard stress fracture case but I really felt like I had made significant progress both on the healing front and in PT. Between this not-so-pep talk and some pain I've suddenly been having, suffice it to say I have been discouraged all week leading up to today's appointment...
- Forced Indifference... With that said, I walked in to my appointment this morning with little to no expectations. Every appointment I have had since March I have walked in with high hopes only to leave disappointed. Rinse, repeat, for FIVE months. For once I remained indifferent as he pulled up my x-rays and wouldn't you know, they were clean!
BUT, But, but, the pain I'm experiencing was a cause for concern so he sent me over to get a CT scan to make sure there wasn't anything else going on that the x-ray wasn't picking up. I'm still waiting to hear back, they said he'd get the report this afternoon but he warned me I might not hear from him until tomorrow morning. So I don't get to end this with any real news other than my bone at the very least is healed and so long as that CT scan comes back clean as well I can FINALLY begin my R2R despite what my PT said. I'm trying to remain indifferent so I can avoid disappointment but my fingers are still crossed and this is definitely a step in the right direction.
Stay tuned for more deets tomorrow.
- SYTYCD... And finally, FWIW, Melanie is totally rocking my socks off and has my vote to win. Anyone else wanna place a bet? :)