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I'm blue and need some positive stories from people who have come back from injury but taken a long time to do so.
To re-cap, I had a stress fracture in my femoral neck last April. Stupidly pushed through thinking it was a tight muscle and ended up completely incapacitating myself. i.e. immobile followed by 11 weeks on crutches. I've been slowly building up again; spent the summer walking until I could do a few miles pain free, then began a run-walk schedule in the autumn and can now run consistently, but not very much. I'm in definite discomfort the day after any run over about 7 miles and taking my weekly mileage above about 20 miles a week seems to cause problems.
I can't quite understand why it's taking so long. Maybe I was naive but I thought I'd be back to normal by now. I'm getting really blue reading about people who've only needed a couple of months off with SFs and come back stronger than ever. I've finally bitten the bullet and joined a gym as I've accepted that I can't run my way out of my current unfit, podgy slump. But I need to know there is light at the end of the tunnel. What is "normal" in terms of worst case scenario for healing a SF?