Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bone Scan Eve

I'm not even doing a Things I Hate Thursday today, because this not running thing has made me cranky enough that I hate everything! 

Well, not really everything.... but I am anxious to be running again.

I haven't run since the Chicago Rock n Roll Half on August 13th, and I didn't run much for the two weeks prior due to some thigh pain.

I went to the doctor on Monday, and she thinks I have a femoral stress fracture in my right leg, and did an X-ray. 

X-ray showed nothing out of the ordinary, except a little thickening of the bone where it could be trying to heal itself. 

I'm scheduled for a bone scan tomorrow... and there's a lot more involved than I thought!

I go in at 8:15am for them to give me an IV with some radioactive material, and then I have to wait around for three hours while it slowly kills me  is absorbed into my bones, and then I get films taken for an hour or so. 

I'm hoping it's not a stress fracture, but I'll be happy with a diagnosis and a game plan.

I have three half marathons scheduled in the next few months....

Green Lake Half Marathon - September 4th
Fox Cities Half Marathon - September 18th
Zooma Great Lakes Half Marathon - October 22nd

I hate it when race fees go down the crapper.  :( 

I'm much too cheap to handle that well.

I'll keep you all posted... hope everyone has glorious runs today and posts all about them so I can live vicariously through you...


  1. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending positive vibes your way!!!

  2. Oh man that doesn't sound fun at all. I had no idea it was that much of a process. Hope it all goes well!

  3. Good luck! Try not to get radiation poisoning!

  4. Good luck!!! I hope so bad that it's not. I HATE wasting money, so I can commiserate with you on the wasted race fee. Here's to fast healing!


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