So, I have been being good to the extent of extreme boredom, and my ankles have remained stubbornly swollen every day I go into work, but are much better when I elevate and ice. The swelling was worrying me, and so I toddled off to the doc who told me to keep on taking neurofen even when not in pain, elevate whenever possible and ice. She also sent me for X-rays as a precaution. Good job she did, as the results are back, and I have stress fractures in both ankles.
I'm now grumpily huddled on the far corner of the IC waiting for an appointment at the fracture clinic, which could take a couple of weeks. I'm lucky enough that I oould look at private through husband's work policy, but cover seems a bit random (crutches aren't included!) so suspect I will stick to the NHS.
I'm gutted as I have behaved myself and not tried to run, and I am stressed that I might make myself worse by walking around while I wait for the appointment. I'm terrified in case I won't be able to go to work, especially as both legs are affected. (I'm a lecturer so cancelling classes causes mayhem.) Plus I think some people think I shouldn't run again when I'm better in case I an inherently unsuited to it - and I really want to.
I'm hoping someone is going to be able to reassure me that it won't be that bad?!