Posted in Foot injury, Well-being

Plantar plate tear, stress fracture and lots of pain

I’ve been mentioning the words “foot injury” a couple of times and thought that it would be good to go through some thoughts about it.

I had some random pains in my right foot in November/December and just after I had created this blog my foot pains got a lot worse and I finally went to doctor to get it properly checked. After an x-ray and an MRI, it turned out that at some point my foot had suffered a stress fracture in one of the sesamoid bones and even worse, a plantar plate tear. I have no idea what caused these but I normally exercise actively so I most likely did this to myself over time.

This winter turned out to be really snowy and beautiful and I’m sad that I wasn’t able to go out and enjoy it.

This was right in the beginning of January, and we are now in mid-February, so for someone who is used to being active and independent, this has been much more difficult than I thought. I haven’t had an injury of this severity since I was a kid, so being helpless and in pain was new and extremely uncomfortable for me and I was surprised at how strongly I reacted to all of it.

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First book for the Reading Challenge

I’m back and I’m happy to say that I’ve finished first book for the Reading Challenge that I was talking about in my previous post here.


I know that I am young, but I am ready for the great responsibility that lies before me

Book cover of Victoria. Image credit to Goodreads.
My rating for this book: 5 stars

What can I say, I’m a sucker for a period drama whether on TV or in books, love them! This book was written by the author (Daisy Goodwin) who also created and wrote the tv drama “Victoria”.
I’ve enjoyed watching the drama on tv and once I realized that this book has the same take on the historical characters, I was sold and wanted to read more about young queen Victoria and her struggles to become an adult and a sovereign.

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