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Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday, 7/13/09 Broken Foot!

Well, went to see Jeremy today, had my foot x-rayed again and it is officially broken. The ligaments are also a bit stretched/torn which explains the swelling. Rather than lament about the obvious negatives of having this happen in July, I am thankful that the bone is only broken 75% of the way across and not fully through, which sounds like it would be a real mess to fix.

As it stands now, I have to wear a stiff plastic removable boot for 1 full month, all the time, while using crutches as to put no weight on it. I was also forbidden to ride my bike and thus no Mt. Evans bike race on Saturday (I was thinking of signing up). After the month is up, then it was suggested that I take it fairly easy for another month or so, which means biking for me at that point.

Also on the plus side, I am thankful that it is not cold and snowy, which would be a real pain to hobble crutch around. I also get a pass from walking the dog before/after work, can probably escape houshold chores and there will certainly be no lawn mowing. As an additional bonus, the Tour continues for 2 more weeks and I have the VS. channel and a swell DVR player.

My upcoming 10 day trip to Alaska will have to be experienced like most Americans, from a comfortable seat, no runs up Mt. Marathon, Mt. Healy, Pioneer Peak......

7 comments:

  1. :(

    this sucks.

    But at least it is definitive.

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  2. Damn. Was the prior diagnosis completely bogus then?

    Interested to hear your Alaska itinerary. Kayak the Kenai Fjords, flight around Denali, Northern Lights? I'm sure you were planning on running out to the Into the Wild schoolbus before this.

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  3. Not a bogus diagnosis at all, it is just that it did not show up in the first x-ray, but I knew it was a possibility. Without an expensive bone scan, there was no way to know, other than take a chance and have it go one way or the other. Had I done the bone scan, I would have known for sure, but still have been in the same position, being layed up for a month+ (it just would have saved me the agony of hiking off Grays with a broken foot).

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  4. I had to call you last night to get the full scoop. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  5. Hope you recover quickly Jeff - I was bummed about spraining my ankle on a run Sunday ... until I read your post. Bummer!

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  6. JV, this sucks. Sorry man. But you're strong and determined so I know you'll come back quickly. Keep up the positive attitude and heal strong.

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  7. Jeff, As always, I admire your attitude and how you take things in stride and look for the best! From Nate's example in Boulder and Dan's in Burlington, you know if you do your therapy (and stay off it!!!) you'll be good as new! The Bahrenburg Mom/RN.

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