The good: My hip isn't broken.
The bad: My superior pubic ramus is.
The ugly: I can't run for 6 pain-free (which ironically might be emotionally painful) weeks.
Things I am thankful for:
The stress fracture is NOT surgical and will not get worse and become surgical. My doctor told me that when I left his office last week, he felt like it was a stress fracture of the femoral head. That can be surgical. Like, pins and a rod down my femur, surgical. Thank God for that not being the case.
I am allowed to walk, swim, bike, use the elliptical trainer, strength train, and do yoga. I can do anything but high impact activity... like run.
My bone density and everything is fine. This is a stress fracture caused by running, although Jake has already joked once that he caused the fracture. =)
I can walk. I can walk 13.1 miles. The course limit for my half marathon in St. Louis is 4 hours. That's over an 18 minute mile. I will take my camera and take pictures along the course. I will make friends with the people around me on the course. I will wear my finisher's medal proudly.
I'll have another x-ray in 5 weeks and if all goes well I can run Vegas.
I will take care of myself. It's much more important to me that I be able to run for as long as I want for the rest of my life than the next 5 weeks.