For the next week I can't walk (for any length of time) or run. Elliptical is ok, the bike is ok and the rowing machine is ok. And probably lifting weights is ok, although I didn't ask about that.
Not ok is any kind of impact activity.
I never thought I'd say this, but I might go insane if I can't walk to work all week long. Not only is a good bit of exercise, it has turned into quite the stress management technique as well! I shall miss it more than I ever thought possible.
The good news is that the doc found no evidence of an extremely bad neuroma. Apparently the fancy-schmancy running shoes I bought a month ago to start running in are too narrow across the toe. I've pinched a nerve and now it won't be obedient and go back the way it should be.
I got a quick and unpleasant injection of cortisone around my toe and uncomfortably close to the nerve. Felt very weird. Two x-rays taken, and I'll go back in a week and see how things are.
With any luck, the niggling pain I have now when I step a certain way will be gone.
OK day today. Am not in the best of form. Lots of work stress this past Friday and Saturday and that has still dragged me down a bit, I suspect.
Hope everyone is well. A more cheerful update to follow soon, I promise.
February 22nd, 2018 Turnaround
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