I don’t know yet if it’s working but this is what I have come up with to make sure my stress fracture heals up quickly and properly. (This is based on my doc’s recommendations and the ladies at the natural foods co-op. I am sure you should check with a professional before following my manic potions.)
6am: 1000mg Calcium and 300mg Vit D
8am: Dissolve 5 homeopathic pills under my tongue
9am: 40 mins on hand cycle and hamstrings, quads and hips on the machines. Then a full abdominal workout. I think the workout helps my mood and my blood flow which must help the navicular bone and it’s poor blood flow issues at least a little, right? Rising waters raise all yachts, anyone?
11am: Bone, Flesh & Cartilage pills (what is that? eww. Just kidding, it’s things like slippery elm and walnut bark. duh)
Noon: Burn incense that promotes healing and try to channel extra blood flow to the navicular bone.
1pm: 5 more homeopathic pills
3pm: 1000mg calcium and 700 mg Vit D. Mark off half day on the calendar. Calculate fraction of time passed.
7pm: 5 more homeopathic pills
9pm: Visualize my healing foot- skip the incense this time. The smoke probably isn’t good for me.
9:10: Sleep tight and get the body for another day of epic healing.
Basically, this is how I get through the day. There is always something I can do in that moment to work towards a full recovery. I also have a disney princess sticker that I borrowed from Hendrix that says, “making my own magic” placed right on top of the bone. I admit, this is all a little over the top but I like to view as I would training for a big race. Give it my all and come the the doctor’s office knowing that I did everything I could to that point. No regrets when I toe the line (or the x-ray machine).
By the way, I am basically done with my first week in the cast. It was dreadfully long and actually quite fast at the same time. 1 down, 3 to go!