Well, there is nothing second grade about me!! Got the results of the MRI today - I have a "high grade" tear in the tendon of my foot.
It is nearly 2 inches long and the doctor said that I must have a high pain threshold because most people would not be able to go up and down on the injured foot without a big "ouch". I have consistently described this as "niggling" so I guess no one really took me all that seriously – and in fact, I had not taken it all that seriously myself – it was only that it has been "niggling" for 18 months that I thought I should follow up.
So now I am in a hard cast for 6 weeks! And I was going to start back on the step machine this weekend – honest!!!
I don't think that the doctor is terribly optimistic that this is going to repair on its own but it is what they "have" to attempt first. After the hard cast I will have one of those funky walking boot casts for another 6 weeks.
Guess it is going to be a while before the step machine is fired up!! 🙂
Current difficulties - managing the stairs!! Hobbling is very tiring!!
Upcoming difficulties – how the hell am I going to get to and from work!!
These days you get choices in what colour your cast is – the purple, bright blue and pink seemed to scream 'pity me' so I chose black. Obviously I am going to have to paint my nails before Monday!