Well, I'm in a bit of a tizzy today. As I mentioned in earlier posts, over the summer I was hit by a car and broke my fibula, and after two months going to an excellent orthopedist, the bone had healed and I was out of the boot and released to physical therapy. PT was initially helpful and I was soon walking again, but began to have pain around the inner part of the ankle (break was on outer part). It felt like soft tissue/muscle pain and improved with massage. I hadn't yet identified my issues as TMS, so I agreed to an MRI to rule out any tears, bone chips etc. Did the MRI on 12/28 and began to exercise more, with steady improvement, even jogging a little bit every day with my dog. Got a message from my doc and went in this morning to get the results, thinking no big deal. Well, in one way that was true: no ligament/tendon tears or bone chips, mild changes to joint as expected at my "mature" age. But then she said, "The MRI shows a non-union of the fibula." What? It's been healed for six months! The x-ray done as a prerequisite to the MRI describes the same spot as an "old, healed fracture." But the doc reading the MRI noted you could still see the line and so deemed it "incomplete." My bones feel terrific and the successful healing of my fibula has been something that really bolstered my spirits. Now this. I'm going back to my orthopedist with the results and hopefully will get some straight answers, preferably something like, "MRIs are not the best tool for interpreting bone healing. It's 100 percent healed." Because that's how it feels. But now I have this info in my head and I wish I didn't. My plan is to carry on with what I've been doing and continue my TMS education. But yikes. Not happy. Much stress and anxiety!