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The good news is that it's healing up nicely and he thinks I'll be good to go by the time we leave for Disneyland. As long as I don't do anything stupid, he doesn't see a reason to not go (and he seems to be a Disney fan, got very excited when I mentioned it, and thinks we should go no matter what...because there's always wheelchair rental and that gets me to the front of the ride line! LOL)
He did a lot of manipulating of my foot, and says I have a good range of motion, though he could feel where the ligament was messed up. He was also impressed my how strong my feet are (and for some reason I was vaguely proud of this) and spent a lot of time showing me how my foot functions as I walk, how the ligament was affected (nothing I did or didn't do; sometimes this chit just happens) and there was no lecture about continuing the walk after I felt it pop.
He also confirmed that the kid at Fleet Feet was right: I have high arches. And he wants me to give the orthotics a try again, but this time take the time to get used to them. Hell, the ones he recommended were the same as what the kid at Fleet Feet sold me. He also played with my shoes a bit and believes I'm in some really good ones and my foot prep and blister care is on track.
Basically...let it heal so that we don't have issues in December, but everything looks good. No permanent damage, no stress fractures that he could see on the x-ray, nothing broken.
The only downside? I put the orthotics back in my shoes, went to Walmart for about 20 minutes, and now my back is screaming at me.
We'll see. At least he never said I was nuts for doing the 3 Day...