First thing this morning I called my doctor's office, but the first appointment I could get was at 2:30 this afternoon. He took a good look at my bruised foot, and asked all of the usual questions, really listened to what I had to say, then ordered x-rays. I went downstairs to x-ray and waited a good 30 minutes before I was seen. They were rather busy. Once that was done I went back upstairs to see my doctor again, but had to wait another 30 minutes before he could see me. The x-rays showed a fracture in the bone right under the middle toe, a metatarsal fracture, which means I'm out of the game for 6 to 8 weeks. Good times. Meanwhile, I get to wear this lovely boot. My sister says I should bedazzle it with flames. Thank goodness it's removable.
How I got this injury is purely speculative, since I really had no warning signs. It could have been everything I talked about in my last post, and another speculation was the shoes I was running in. Even though the Newtons were comfortable and seemed to be OK, perhaps they weren't the best ones for me, since the point of those shoes is forefoot running, and that's where the injury is. I've already ordered another pair of Pearl Izumi Cruise, since I had no problems with those and they aren't discontinued yet. Perhaps I should scope out another pair of PI's, just in case.
Tomorrow I go to some sort of "Day of Injury" clinic in orthopedics. That should of happened today, but there were no available slots for me.
For some weird reason, I'm not feeling all that down about this injury. I think that after living thorough the femoral neck (leg/hip) fracture everything else isn't that bad. I don't need surgery. I don't need serious drugs, only Tylenol. I just need time to heal, plus I can remain active with swimming and bike riding at the gym, so all is not lost. I might have to rethink the marathon this year and opt for the half. We'll see how I feel in 6 to 8 weeks.
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After I posted this, I realized there was an incident at Costco where a lady ran over my foot with her cart, several days before the foot completely broke, which explains a lot.