Thanks everyone. If I'm sufficiently mobile (i.e. not totally non-weightbearing, like I am now) I will probably come over and cheer everyone on, since I've already paid out for the flights and hotel and had not actually got travel insurance yet...
Time scales...from what I've found online, the only good news is that pelvic stress fractures are at low risk of delayed union (very slow healing) or nonunion (not healing). But I'm looking at months not weeks off running.
Pelvic stress fracture confirmed by x-ray yesterday. Gutted.
Presently on crutches - totally non-weightbearing on the right leg. No idea how long I need to continue NWB before I can start putting some weight through it again - I've only been seen at A&E so far (sent there by my GP), not the fracture clinic.
SO frustrated. If I'm really, really lucky I might be re-starting jogging gently in four months or so. Or it might take a year or more.
Hi John, Thanks for that. I've used Vista previously for diagnostic ultrasonography when I tore my PTT in 2013, so I was thinking about them for MRI, if that's needed. I'm trying to tell myself how much I have saved over the last 20 years through NOT paying out for private health insurance...
I arrive Thursday late afternoon, leave Monday afternoon. I'm booked on the Friday coach tour. Not sure what else to do. Could go on a dolphin-watching tour I suppose. (Clubbing, shopping, casinos etc. hold no appeal).
My book is "parkrun: much more than just a run in the park" and yes, it's available for Kindle download.
The bad news is my physio thinks it's time to seriously consider that I may have osteitis pubis or a pelvic stress fracture. I think I'm going to need to pay to go privately and get a diagnosis. I've had a recommendation of Dr Stephen Motto at London Bridge to go and see.
So (since the flights and hotel are already paid for) I may be coming to South Africa to watch Comrades rather than to run it.