Quick update on my status ... (mainly for my own documentation really)
I got some labwork done this morning -- LH, FSH, ACE, prolactin, testosterone, and endomysial antibodies. I already got CBC, CMP, Ca, PTH, Vitamin D, SPEP, and UPEP. My endocrinologist is just trying to rule out secondary causes of osteoporosis, given that I'm a 39 year old male!
I just saw my orthopedic podiatrist ... he says there is good healing on the MRI and ankle Xray of my tibial stress fracture, and now I can partially weight bear!
Yay! but what does that mean? Well, I can put 40-50 pounds of weight on my ankle (I tried it on a scale to get a feel, as the doctor prescribed) for 2 weeks, then on to full weight bearing during the 3rd week.
That means I still need the scooter and crutches. I'm working with no day off for the next 2-3 weeks (including weekends), and am on call this weekend. I was hoping to be walking fully this weekend, but this is actually okay, I'd rather use the scooter than crutches anyway. I can just practice my partial weight bearing at home.
That being said, I have to be realistic about the races I had registered for.
There is the Allstate 13.1 Marathon in New York City on March 23, 2013. Even if I was running (and I'm not), that would only give me 8 weeks to train. Doable, but I'm only partial weight bearing. I was planning on walking it anyway, but even then, even if and when I am full weight bearing in 3 weeks, that gives me 5 weeks to train.
C'mon now. I'm positive, and optimistic, but I have to be realistic, and NOT FRIGGIN HURT MYSELF AGAIN. So I'll back out of the Allstate Half, maybe defer till next year.
Now ... I am also registered of the NJ Half Marathon (Long Branch Half) on May 5, 2013. now that's certainly interesting. If and when I'm full weight bearing in 3 weeks, I can do a walking program and train to walk the Half in 11-12 weeks. That sounds doable. It will be great rehab.
So that's my short term goal for now.
(yes, Goofy is still in my sights for 2014).
I am seeing my endocrinologist on Friday (2 days from now), so we'll see what transpires then, based on some of the labwork that was done today.