metatarsals

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Last August 15, I had an accident here at home and my fifth metatarsal is fractured. I asked my doctor if I can go without a cast just for a week because of my Midterm exams, he said yes. It’s so painful to walk, especially when going down on stairs. I still did go to school last monday and went to our Uni library (3rd floor!!) before my check up. Sooo, after my check up, I went home with a new kicks on and this cast will be my girly bestfriend for my two week vacation. Unfortunately, in that span of two weeks, i’ll miss my classes of course, exams, reports, quizzes, recitations, acquaintance parties (one for our dept. and one for the uni), and a Quiz Show (UP ACES). I don’t know how to feel. It’s my last year in uni….. 😭 Also, seeing those deadlines make me wanna cry all day long…

next to my daughter Dolores sits my new prized possession….. drumroll please…
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A HUMAN FINGER BONE.
hells yeah. I got it at the skeleton museum in Orlando, same place where I got my african porcupine quill. they sell metatarsals, metacarpals, and rib bones for the insanely low price of $12 a piece. I’ve taken to naming the finger and it’s anonymous owner Joshua, though I have no way of telling if the person it came from was male or female.

Look what happened on my first day back to school. I was literally just walking and I rolled my ankle. I DID NOTHING TO DESERVE THIS. I fractured the metatarsal in my pinkie toe and had to go to the ER. I also had to missed the last hour of my classes. And I don’t know what is wrong with me but I’m feeling pretty goofy. Like I’m not in any pain and they didn’t give me anything but everyone says I’m acting like I’m on drugs lol. Guess you could say I broke my funny bone too X,D

I think I’m nursing a couple more stress fractures. I opted to do soccer this fall, hoping to strengthen my bones overall with the agility and plyometrics instead of the continuous pounding of xc. But I think wearing cleats coupled with weak stabilizing muscles aggravated my feet. Pain in 2nd-3rd metatarsal in both feet, ball of foot on R side, outside of foot in L. I’m getting some X-rays tomorrow and possibly and MRI if the results are inconclusive. I’m not too disappointed though. I know what I need to do to get strong, and I’m using this opportunity to rely even more on God. During my first couple injuries I felt like God had abandoned me; I was doing everything right and finally taking care of myself so why wasn’t I being rewarded? But now I see the doors that the Lord opened up while I was injured. I see the time He gave me to heal the residual disordered habits I hadn’t let go of. I see that in my disappointment I began to cultivate an attitude of patience and resilience, virtues that are applicable in my life beyond running. I see now that God has never abandoned me, and never will. He will just take me on a path I hadn’t considered before.

Best way to start out the school year? Three broken metatarsals…
I slipped down a hill and twisted my right ankle and broke my left foot…
#oww #yayy (at CareNow)

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