I was bracing for the worst but this time the outcome was the best case scenario! No surgery! No permanent damage. The MRI showed all of my ligaments and menisci to be intact an undamaged. I cracked the head of my fibula which is apparently the best bone to break. It is non weight bearing and the fracture has already healed half way since the injury. The Dr. instructed me to start walking, spinning and doing strength exercises to help with the healing process and I will start PT this week. He said that I should be able to resume running in two more weeks! Most of the pain and discomfort is from all of the swelling and fluid in the joints, it was causing a tracking problem but the more I move the better it feels. I am guessing I will be without the brace in a few days. I still have trouble pivoting and doing deep squats but it feels so much better. What a relief!!!! The Dr. said that I have magnificent knees that many professional athletes would envy!
For those of you who are long time blog followers, you may recall my friend Matt. He was diagnosed with Hashimoto encephalitis when we were in school together. He was the reason why I chose the Brain Injury Association as my charity when I ran across America. When I had my encephalopathy last year he was like my emergency hotline for help. He was such a comfort and so kind to me though that experience. His condition still persists and he wakes up every morning and battles it with a smile on his face. He is one of the strongest human beings I have ever met in my life.He has been living in South Carolina but came home to visit this week. I have not driven very far since last year but I went out of my comfort zone to go see him. It was so wonderful to connect with him and my other friends.
It is so uplifting to be in Matt’s presence and he exudes the spirit of never giving up. It made me realize that despite the set backs I will get to VT100 in July! I also want to help other people by starting my 2017 fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive. They help people with disabilities to stay active in sports. Please visit my page to read about it. There are people out there with the fighting spirit who just need some support to accomplish their goals and turn their dreams into reality. Please donate if you are able. SIX03 Endurance was the top fundraiser last year and I hope we can do it again! Please click here!!