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The results are in!

May 23, 2009 - 9:00 AM

First, sorry to say, but you have not heard the last of me talking about my foot.  But I figure, since this blog is more for my journaling than your entertainment, it'll be fine.


Welp, the results from my human experiments are in... 

While out of town over mother's day weekend, my pain increased so much that I couldn't walk without crying and my husband kindly purchased me a cane to get through our vacation.  We went right into the doctor when we returned and I was immediately downgraded to crutches, given meds, a scheduled MRI, physical therapy, and then downgraded to a cast.

Can I just say that I wanted to avoid an MRI at all costs.  Serious.  Do you know how much one of those crazy things cost?  But with it being over 12 weeks since I broke my foot and still intense pain, it was the next best step.  My prayer was very simple about it though, I simply wanted results.  If we were going to fork over that kind of money, I wanted the test to be "worth it."

Was it worth it?  Yes.  The proverbial good news is we found out that I do not need surgery, hooray!  All the cartilage is healing well on the top and bottom of the talus, praise God!  But listen up, I am praising God for the proverbial bad news, because there is bad news and technically, that answers my prayer.

We found out that I do have bruising on my tibia and talar dome.  In addition, it turns out my talus bone is STILL broken (over 12 weeks later), BUT it is a 3rd break that refuses to heal, (different than the original two breaks and different than the lesion on the talar dome) that was not known due to the angle of original x-rays but read loud and clear in the MRI.  Who knew!

It absolutely amazes me when I think about it though... I busted the snot out of this 1 bone and did everything possible to it, crack it, divot it, bruise it, but displace it.  Unbelieveable.  And so thankful. 

I am now back where I was over 3 months ago, back in a cast and crutches, unable to walk or drive.  It was rough the first time, but a second time... wow.  I know I have so much to be thankful for in this whole situation and I know that there are many things I have in life that I can, and do, rejoice in and I know there are crazier things I could be going through personally or with my loved ones but just between you and me, insignificant in the grand scheme of things as it is, it is wearing.

Response to The results are in!

  • Josh said on May 23, 2009 - 12:42 PM

    Well, since you can't drive, I suppose I can cart you around when you need it. I'm also getting pretty good at grocery shopping if you need any help with that ;)

  • Dana said on May 23, 2009 - 1:06 PM

    Josh, seriously man, words cannot express how amazing a cart-around-er you are AND exceptional grocery shopper. Your service to me is incredibly humbling. I long to return the favor someday, but with your genes it will be a long time comin', ;)!

  • Nancy said on May 23, 2009 - 2:28 PM

    Oh, girl! That stinks! Especially with summer: swimming/gardening/all that fun stuff. So do they say that it will heal on its own then eventually with the cast and everything? No WONDER you've had so much pain! Your heart to serve even in the midst of your "handicap" is a lesson for me, Dana. When we were coming to town in March, if I were you, I totally would have said, "Well, maybe there might be a better place for you to stay..." instead of hosting us when you were dealing with crutch round #1. So thanks so much for your example! Also, when I was dealing with a minor-compared-to-many-peoples'-health-issues-but-a-big-deal-for-me issue a while back, God used Romans 12:12 to encourage me: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." The "patient in suffering (tribulation)" part meant meant that I needed to keep my eyes on God instead of the when's and if's of my issue and being totally consumed with how/when I would get better...not being "anxious in suffering." It was definitely a valuable lesson to me...and I'm sure God is using your foot in countless ways in the life of his dear daughter :)

  • Dana said on May 23, 2009 - 3:02 PM

    Indeed, Nancy! So true! And they are hopeful it will heal on its own in the next 4-6 wks but we are getting a bone healing machine to help speed things along. We'll see!

  • Kari said on May 24, 2009 - 9:21 AM

    Dana- glad to hear you have answers. It is so much easier to deal with pain when we know why and especially ptl that it can and will heal and be gone someday with only the character lessons learned remaining (by us or others). :) Thank you for your positive example thru all of this. You have 6 little eyes watching their mama deal with trials and disappointment gracefully and keeping hope at all times. Ps 37:23-26. The steps of a man are established by the Lord;And He delights in his way, When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand. I have been young, and now I am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread. All day long he is gracious and lends; and his descendants are a blessing.

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