Advice for Injured Runners
Ditch the scale. You'll gain weight, but not as much as you fear.
Ditch timelines. Healing is not a linear path. You'll step forward & back many times.
Your gait will change when you return. Strides & time will help normalize it.
You'll have compensatory injuries too that you'll need to treat.
Continue your PT even when you are feeling good.
You may feel a loss of identity. Your sense of self will clarify & return.
Most people, especially non-runners, won't understand your loss. But it is a loss.