Broken Bones and Shattered Dreams
Are you looking for a cute shoe for summer? I wouldn’t recommend a boot for a broken foot. Three months ago I broke my fifth metatarsal during an exercise class. It’s called a Jones fracture and it’s not healing well. At my last follow-up appointment, the doctor told me that I have to wear my post-op shoe for another two months.
While the post-op shoe is infinitely better than the knee-high walking boot I started off wearing, I really had my heart set on ditching this shoe on July 11th at my last appointment. Trying to keep in the tears while simultaneously trying to keep your toddler from opening every cabinet in an exam room is tough to do when the Physician’s Assistant is asking if surgery is a treatment option that you want. Nope, I definitely don’t want to have surgery-it’s not a great option when you have high deductible insurance. I just want to get the hell out of this exam room because my big kids won’t stop fighting and I don’t want to cry in front of you.
It’s been a few weeks since that appointment and I’m so over this stupid boot. A few days ago, I noticed that I’ve broken the sole of the shoe. WTF? I’m pretty sure that I had to do a quick diaper change in the park and I had to kneel down. I remember thinking…hmm I didn’t know the shoe flexed…I guess it doesn’t until you crack it. Oops. Staying off a broken foot is basically impossible in the summer when you’re a mostly stay at home parent.
I left the office deciding to go all-in on any type of supplement or crazy concoction that may stimulate bone growth. We all know that calcium is important for bone growth, but did you know that magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C, and the B Vitamins are also important? I’ve started taking a Vitamin D supplement, eating spinach (Vitamin K, Magnesium, B Vitamins, Vitamin C) two-three times per day and drinking Kefir with a scoop of collagen protein twice a day. If any of this works, I’ll let you know.
I’m going in for an x-ray this Tuesday. I don’t request prayers or good vibes very often, but please send those my way if you can spare a minute. I really want to wear regular shoes (and I don’t want a screw in my foot either)!
Not Intended to be Medical Advice
Please talk to your doctor or a Registered Dietitian who is familiar with you and your needs before making dietary changes because of a medical condition.