Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The MRI Says...

Stress fracture.

4 weeks on crutches. Minimum.

Go back to doctor in 3 weeks.

No running, swimming, walking, nothing, in the meantime.

Talk about a fun way to spend the holidays.

I'm not at a place yet where I can look on the bright side or be positive, so I'm not going to say much right now other than I'm upset.

I knew there was a good chance this was coming. I had already been grieving over it.

I just need a little more time.

Then I promise I'll start looking on the bright side and see all the positive and be my normal Melanie self again.


Just give me a little time to adjust to the crutches and all the changes in my plans this will mean.

Thanks for the love, advice, encouragement, prayers and support. This is really hard for me. You have all already been so helpful. It means a lot.


Miss Gallery Place said...

*lots of hugs* get better soon <3 <3

Jackie said...

Don't worry, you are allowed to be sad! Stress fractures suck.

Good news: I know you will bounce back quick :) Both emotionally and physically!

Sarah said...

So sad for you, girl. Take your time adjusting and getting over it, then get to getting well again.

Mojito Maven said...

i'm so sorry melanie!!! *HUGS*

Eric said...

Enjoy Christmas as you posted a few month ago your favorite time of the year ....just enjoy the next 3 weeks enjoy don't think about it You will start the year brand new

Shoe Running said...

Ick! That sucks! Take your time being upset. Totally reasonable.

I hope the bright side comes soon!

Love to Run said...


I am so sorry to hear about your news. I will continue to pray and hope that this will heal quickly so you can ge back of your feet so to speak.

In the mean time, please try to enjoy this Christmas season. It is ubundantly clear you are blessed in other ways and well as your love for running even in this temporary downtime. We are here for you!

Rachel H. said...

Feel better soon and know that I'm thinking of you. And I never was the avid runner you are, but I can relate. I was so excited about running and really getting out there, when I got the same news, so I definitely felt like crawling into a hole and not coming out until I was better. I can talk about it now, but I'm still not ready to blog about my disappointment.

Marathon Maritza said...

I am so sorry. This just plain, old sucks. :(

Get well soon

Amanda said...

Yuck, that really stinks. I'm sorry to hear that

Mrs. Stilettos said...

I am so so very is completely and totally acceptable for you to be upset about this. You can cry to all of us!!

Jennifer Burgett said...

hugs to you

Laura said...

I'm so sorry!!! Injuries suck so much. Hopefully you can spend the next few weeks planning your brilliant return to marathoning? Are you still even considering Little Rock, or does that depend on the doctor's visit in 3 weeks?

I'm just SO grateful you didn't pull a Frayed Laces and break your pelvis trying to run the marathon after all :)