Monday, January 11, 2010
So I went to the doctor this morning because I've been dealing with a few issues. I'm always cold lately (even when it's 70-80 degrees outside) and sometimes my fingers get numb.
Also, I suffer from migraines which had abated for several years, but are now coming back to haunt me every 4-8 weeks or so.
Also, my right heel often hurts and it's painful to stand,walk, run, treadmill, kickbox - well you get the idea.
The doc took 12 vials of blood to check for various things like thyroid function and to rule out some auto-immune diseases (like lupus). He also wants to do a nerve function test, which we'll do in his office Thursday afternoon, to get a better handle on the fingers/toes numbness issue.
The MRI on my brain is too be sure that my migraines are just migraines and not an embolism or a tumor or something equally as horrifying.
We're also going to do a foot Xray to rule out a stress fracture or bone spur on my heel.
The doctor's suggestion to relieve my foot pain was to rest it and stay off my feet. Yeah Right! - He doesn't know me very well - does he?!? Anyway, I took a week off during Christmas and my foot felt better, but now that I'm back to my regular routine, it hurts again - so rest is NOT the answer.
I'll know more next week and until then I refuse to worry about what might be. I'll just dress warmly, carry extra layers of clothes in the car and use my gel heel inserts.
I'm off to the gym to get in some extra cardio and weights before kickboxing class because I was away over the weekend and missed 3 hours of gym time.