Here is what my foot looked like on Monday - my left was slightly swollen but nothing too bad.
Then last night I noticed when I took my boot off to sleep (side note: should I be sleeping in it?) my ankle was swollen like CRAZY. I am also having ankle pain now that I am in the boot and the pain I went to the ortho for seems to be gone. Strange indeed. Anyway, here are some pictures of my ankle I took last night.
|View from the Front|
|View from the side, seriously.. who's ankle is this?!?!|
|View from the back|
I called the doctors office this morning to ask if this was normal and was made to feel like a fool for calling. I was told that its totally normal and is just a progression of the injury. I was also informed I am no longer allowed to take NSAID painkillers (which is what she advised I should take) because if it is a stress fracture that will slow down healing. They called in a prescription for Tramadol - and I am NOT loving the side effects of it. Guess I will be toughing it out until next week.
I may not post much between now and my MRI/follow-up, it will just depend on how I am feeling. I may try to do a fun post about my weekend in Cincinnati though - so keep an eye out for that.
Trying to stay positive, but I am terrified that this will end up being a stress fracture. So, to my readers.. have you ever known someone with a stress fracture? What was their healing like? (Yes I know I am jumping the gun here, but I want to be prepared for the worst case scenario)