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Morton Who?

morton's neuroma Personal Running urgent care


Seriously...who invited this swell guy "Morton's Neuroma" to my Mothers Day parade......cause I'd like to punch them in the mouth right about now. Wow-did I just say that?!

I spent the first wee hours of my Mothers Day in Urgent Care this morning. In greater pain than I was in yesterday when I got home from my run with the Columbine Colorado Womens Running Club.

It was pathetic. O.k. let me rephrase that (sorry-you'll have to bear with me I'm in a pickle of a mood because of this mess I'm in) I met the runners club at about 7:50 AM Saturday for their fun run, for a chance to meet some of the women, ask them questions and get insight about their activities, track times, weekly runs etc. and overall to see if I was interested in joining their club. We left for a 7 mile run from Sandra's home near Wash Park. I figured once we finished I would head over to the park and tack on a few more miles (like 6 more) and call it a day...

Little did I know I was about to experience a mini melt down. An unexplainable pain, and pure embarrassment that my body or should I say my FOOT totally bailed on me when I needed it!

I ran the first 5 miles chatting up a storm with each member. We ran like a swarm of bumble bees through the streets of Observatory Park and over to Denver University, almost every member made a point to run along the side of me and chat trying to get to know me, and share a bit about themselves...they are a very nice group of gals. :)

At about mile 6 we hit the back side of Wash Park and all the sudden out of no where I was cramping under the ball of my left foot. It was a dull achy feeling at first, something I thought if I just focused I'd be able to shake it off. Then it was pounding. Another 1/2 mile and it was piercing. Shortly after that I was missing bits and pieces of the conversation around me...what do I say? I thought to myself. What the heck is happening to me??? I muttered to the woman next to me..."Um...I feel like my foot is broken?!"

I ran afraid to stop- for fear my foot was going to fall off. I prolly was running at an 11 minute mile pace........What is going on!?? I starting walking...then hunched over hobbling. I was so embarrassed. I show up to meet a group, to run only 7 miles and my foot just breaks out of no where!? I don't understand. Once in front of Sandra's house I unlaced, I had to... it felt like my foot was going to explode right out of my shoe- it was swollen and so tender by my toes I felt nauseated. I thanked everyone and excused myself, telling Sandra I'd email her about a run Tuesday morning if my foot was better. 

I came home with my tail in between my legs. And I limped around all afternoon. We couldn't patio furniture shop like we planned. We tried but as the hours passed my foot became unbearable. I went to bed early praying it might just go away.

I woke up this morning in disbelief, my left foot was discolored and puffy and I couldn't put any weight on it at all. Chad loaded Arlin Jack, Stella and I into the car and drove to an Urgent Care. 3 X-rays later, some paper work and two referrals to local podiatrists I was sent home with these gems...

crutchesWow. Really?

"Do I return these when I'm finished with them?" I asked. (I've never had crutches before) Nurse says; "No, they're yours to keep! You can paint em' pink, or sticker em' up, but please use them!"

Let's just say...Epic fail. I'm 86'ing Morton from my par-tay. Nobody is enjoying his company 'round here anyways. I'm crossing every finger and toe (that I can) that this is a going to be a simple mess to unravel. And while wiping my tears off my face I am trying to maintain all hopes that I'll be able make a recovery in time to safely run both my races...send me good thoughts, please!

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  • abby jane on

    oh no!!!! so what did they tell you to do for treatment? what a huge bummer. . . after the swelling goes down get some massage! i took a continuing education class about nerve compressions, i’ll go through my material and see what i got that might help.

    I got sarah and joel to watch palmer this week fyi.

    feel better, let’s hang wed or thurs if you can!

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