Another milestone: I can hop!!
Here's the thing: the unofficial way to diagnose a stress fracture is to try to hop on one foot on the affected side. If it's a stress fracture, it won't happen. I read that online when I was first trying to figure out what was wrong, and of course, immediately hopped on my left foot. Then tried to hop on my right. Didn't happen. It was like someone had severed a nerve ending and the signal from my brain would not reach that leg. It just wouldn't move. That was my "Oh crap" moment.
Periodically, I've tried to hop on that leg, with the same results. If I really really really force it to happen, I can manage a slight shuffly hop, but it takes way too much effort.
Today, I tried again. Hopped on my left leg a few times. Then I balanced on my right leg, and told it to hop. AND I HOPPED. And I did it again. And again. I got in a good dozen hops on my right foot, as effortlessly as I hopped on my left. I hopped in circles around my living room, scaring the cats.
Then it hurt so I stopped. :)
But oh my gosh....I'm so happy about this. Recovery is coming soon!!