White light, White light goin’ messin’ up my mind
Something we do in Guelph at the National Endurance Centre is see a doctor for routine check-ups every once in a while. I went in for mine last week and mentioned to the doctor that my foot had been pretty sore. I showed her that when I stand on the outside of my foot it hurt, but when its flat its fine. After she looked it over for a while she decided I should get X-rays and a bone scan just to rule out the possibility of a fracture.
Let me fill you in on my right foot… it has been hurting for about a year and a half, off and on. Never have I missed a run because of it even though I have had a couple sore outings. Last summer while I was warming up for a 1500m in Germany I twisted it badly. Needless to say the race was a little painful but, a week later I was racing fine with spikes. Again, about 5 weeks ago, I twisted it badly and it was very sore if I stepped on an uneven surface but felt fine running normally. A few weeks later I ran Brussels, 10km on a hard (Mondo) track with spikes, and it felt fine. This is why I doubt anything wrong, or too wrong, is going on with my foot.
Yesterday I had my first bone scan in my life. This is where they inject you with a little radionuclide and use a gamma camera to detect bone renewal (ie. blood going to a specific part of the bone to heal it). While I was sitting with my feet on the camera the technician came back and asked if if my feet were sore, I responded that it was just my right foot, she said “that makes sense” as she looked at the screen. I asked her what that meant and she explained there was bright white spots showing up on my right foot but, was not allowed to diagnose the severity. I need to wait to hear from the doctor for an official diagnoses.
While I was sitting there getting more angles taken I started to text Dave on my cell and tell him I’m looking at two friggin’ bright spots on my right foot on the screen. Since my foot actually feels pretty good now he suggested that it may be that I had a stress fracture and that the healing process is still showing up, but either way it would be best not to run until I talk with the doctor. It looks like my two weeks off will be extended a little bit and I’ll start back on the bike and hit the pool in the meantime, no more skateboarding though, haha. Next Tuesday I should know, or have a good idea, what is really going on. Hopefully I can resume running that day!
White heat, Aww white heat it tickle me down to my toes