Thursday, October 27, 2011

I DO NOT HAVE A STRESS FRACTURE (at least not now)

Today is the second day this school year that I drove to work.  Well, it is raining today, so it was a good day to drive, but I also drove in because I am in need of an easier week.  Yesterday was the first day without a bike ride or run for me since Hurricane Irene, August 29th.  I took it off from work and from working out.  I had been feeling exhausted on my commutes on Monday and Tuesday this week - and I was cutting them to the shortest route as it was.  Something was up with my body, because i went to the primary physician to finally have a look at my ankle, and my vitals were high for me.  My heart rate was about 70, and my BP was something over 80.  Two weeks ago I was under 50 resting pulse at 6 PM, and my BP was something over 70.  I don't know if it was over-training, having no complete days off for almost 2 months, or if my body was on a razor's edge of getting sick with a cold or other virus.  My son has something right now, and there is a lot going around here at school.  I am hoping to get a run in despite the rain today.

I had already researched and made an appointment with a sportsmedicine guy before I went in to the primary physician yesterday.  I wanted to get a referral from the primary physician, and was hoping to get it quick and easy.  That did not happen.  He wanted to look at an MRI himself first.  Aetna, my health insurer, let me down.  They put it "under review", so the doc ordered a regular x-ray instead.  Got that, and just heard the result is NO BROKEN BONES! So I have no stress fracture after all - at least not now.  Hopefully the MRI will be approved, and I can get to the sportsmedicine guy next week.

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