I am 28 years old and diagnosed with SLE Lupus 2 years ago after falling unwell, and needing a blood transfusion. I have had symptoms of SLE all my life but fought it, thinking it was all in my head. Even as a child if I felt unwell, I was made to go school and get on with it!
I trained and became a PE teacher 7 years ago, and enjoy the profession...apart from the coursework marking I love exercise, training for half marathons, exercising twice a day, cycling to work, running fitness classes etc. Last year I sustained a stress fracture of the first metatarsal, but thinking it was just an ache, I left it. Finally giving into the pain I saw my GP...the MRI scan shows I have a stress fracture and osteoneucrosis. I am in an air cast boot and only allowed to have minimal weight bear!
5 months on and I am still in this boot.... ahhhhh no exercise and starting to feel rubbish. I am awaiting another MRI scan. I am going out of my mind....I thought I had everything under control, exercise was my therapy!
Has anyone else experienced osteoneucrosis? stress fractures?
The consultant said I would never run again...