Just came back from the foot and ankle specialist, and with confirmation from x-rays and an MRI, I have this ankle stress fracture...not feeling too good at the moment...along with having to wear a "boot" for the next 6 weeks, I don't get to run, and I was really enjoying it. However the doctor said a stress fracture is certainly better than any actual broken bones at my 50+ age...I guess that's supposed to make me feel better right now, but I don't. According to him, I can at least continue going to my Pilates and Yoga classes as long as I don't do any balancing on the injured ankle. Even before I started running, I at least walked 4-5 miles a day, went to the gym, did some light hiking...not used to being restricted like this. I mean, I'll manage and deal with it (at least it's not a debilitating physical handicap...and if people who are worse off than me can manage every day, so can I). I'll continue to read the various blogs to keep my spirits up so I can get back to being healthy.
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