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June 28 , almost 3 weeks ago, I rolled my ankle while running and immediately knew something was wrong. I didn't even try walking on it so I just hopped my way to my room and had my mom put ice on it. It was swollen and hurt but pain was bearable. I took advil anyway because I'm a wuss and was scared the pain would get worse. My parents didn't want to take me to the hospital because they thought I just sprained my ankle, but about 2 hours later they gave in. When we got there, they eventually took X-rays and the doctor told me I had a jones fracture and it involved a cast for 6-8 weeks and possible surgery. He didn't specify too much because a specialist was coming in to talk to me. Eventually he came in and said the same thing, but he did say he didn't think I would need surgery but he would perform it if I was up to week 12 with no healing. With my 18th birthday in 2 days and my summer ahead of me I knew it was overrrrr, not to sound dramatic lol but the crutches are way too hard for me. He ended up putting me in a boot and told me not to put any weight on it. I had a follow up appt in 2 weeks. Within those two weeks, the swelling went down like 95%, maybe even more. I have no pain at all. The bruising is still there, though, even now. At the appt he took x rays and said it looked good, so nothing shifted. He didn't specify if it showed signs of healing but im sure it was too soon to tell. He even grabbed the heck out of my foot and squeezed on the fracture site and it did not hurt at all. He gave me another 4 weeks in the boot with NWB. Like I said, I'm almost on week 3 (this wednesday) and besides the bruising, my foot looks completely fine. So I am hoping this means healing. I'm not an athlete, I just work on my feet so I'm out for these 6 weeks. I'm praying by week 6 I can start walking and go back. I know it takes longer than that to actually get back to original state but I have nothing but good signs with my foot so I can't help but hope I'll be back to work after week 6. I also have been taking VitaminD and C supplements. The only thing I don't have is a bone stimulator, which I'm going to ask my mom to check with the insurance to see if we can get one... I'm so desperate to heal! All these stories I read online are pretty scary, my doctor even told me to stop reading them lol. I've been following his orders though and have not put any weight on my foot, so I am trying to be optimistic! Would love to hear some stories you guys may have regarding a jones fracture - good or bad.
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