I went to the doctor on Wednesday to get my cast off… I was giddy at the thought of being able to take a shower without having to wear a plastic bag on my leg. And to scratch my leg… it was really itchy.
So the doctor removed the cast. And took new x-rays. When the first x-ray pulled up on the screen he said in delight, “Yep, that’s definitely a fracture. We’re doing this right!”
He zoomed in to show me the areas on either side of the metatarsal where there is new bone callous growing, indicative of healing. He also did an ultrasound, where he said “You can see, clear as day, the healing happening.” I couldn’t see anything… I was just glad there wasn’t a heartbeat or any declarations of “It’s a boy” as he ultrasounded my foot!
Then he said, “Alright, I’m going to go get the materials for a new cast. This immobilizing is really helping.”
So I have two more weeks in a soft cast, worn in combination with my hot boot.
And then I have two more weeks without a cast, but still wearing the boot.
And THEN I can start to walk for a week or two, before easing back into running. He told me to not jump right back into running or else it would snap again and he’d have to cast it up more.
It sucks, but I want it to heal properly… so I’m biding my time. At least once this cast is removed I will have a little more flexibility. I could try swimming then, or maybe hop on a bike at that time.