Went for the bone scan follow up today. The results were:
- No stress fracture. (Yaaaay!)
- No swelling of the lining of the bone. (Yaaaay!)
- No other "really nasty stuff". (Big sigh of relief...)
But the exact cause why they are trying to repair themselves is still unknown.
The doctor did look at my legs and saw the swelling in the lower right leg himself. His reaction was the same as my physio guy's, "Well... that's weird."
You gotta love it when specialists use words like "weird".
He did go on to say that it is "probably some variation of normal" and might be soft tissue damage.
He explained that the muscles are covered in a tissue that acts sort of like Saran Wrap. If it tears, that can cause swelling and pain. But he's not sure that's what it is. What will tell us is an ultra sound. So... that's next.
The swelling in my lower leg may or may not be a different issue than what is going on with my bones trying to repair themselves. But the bottom line for now is... sigh... you guessed it... No running.
At least it is not all in my head. And I am very thankful that it is not something "serious". My job now is to be patient, continue strength training, do other activities that do not aggravate it and ... did I mention be patient?
And we all know that I'm so good at being patient (smirk)!