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Foot pain......

Saturday, December 13, 2008

So I was sleeping on Saturday night and cannot recall straining myself or slipping, etc. and I got a bad pain in my foot (thought it was my ankle). Gradually over the next few days the other foot started hurting, too and then my knees, hips and finally back and neck from walking off balance. Turns out I have an accessory navicular (extra bone in my foot) that is rubbing and irritating the tendon in the arch of the foot (bilateral, both feet). Apparently I have had this condition all my life and now at age 62 it is symptomatic. I have had plantar spurs (heel spurs) and this pain is almost as bad. However, Dr. is trying conservative measures and hopes that will work to relieve the pain. So I get to wear two ankle braces (heavy duty cloth with straps) and need to take it easy for 6 weeks. Eventually will try physical therapy and custom arch supports. The last resort would be surgery to remove the extra bone and reattach the tendon. Sounds horrible especially since it is both feet. I will be a good patient and follow doctor's orders and am hoping for the best. Plan to whirlpool and do light swimming to burn up at least some of those holiday calories. (The amount of food at the workplace is ridiculous. Apparently everyone I work with thinks of food as synonymous with the holidays.) Gotta go to bed now and get some rest.

  
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SUNSHINE_GAL 12/14/2008 11:53AM

    Well it may not be good news but at least you know what's causing the problem. I hope that the braces help and you can avoid surgery. Take care of yourself and glad to hear you're following Dr.'s orders.

Tanya emoticon

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PONSELLE 12/13/2008 4:20PM

    That was sure a nasty little surprise for you at age 62! Who'd a thought something like that was going on, but at least they can do something to help you.

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Hurt my left ankle...somehow...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I woke up on Saturday night with an achey ankle. I don't remember twisting my ankle but have been limping and even got out my old cane. Feel like an old "crip," in fact my cubicle neighbor at work called me a Crip (in a good natured way, though). Then that made my right foot/ankle hurt and my knees, and then, of course, my back and finally my neck got into the act. I haven't had a flare up of my fibromyalgia or arthritis for almost three years now so I am dumfounded by this as I don't know what brought it on. It could be a lot of things, the most likely culprit is my recent lack of exercise and my weight creeping up and just wear and tear on my joints. I have an appointment with orthopedist on Thursday. In the mean time I am "taking it easy" and going to gym and exercising in the whirlpool. Hope this is just a muscle strain. emoticon

  
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PONSELLE 12/11/2008 9:51PM

    The weather can play havoc with our bods!Hope you start feeling better asap. Let us know what Dr. says.
Ponselle

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SUNSHINE_GAL 12/11/2008 2:28PM

    Take care of yourself and let those muscles rest a little. Maybe the weather is contributing to the flareup.

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Gotta start exercising again...feeling rotten...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I have been sick off and on for about 2 months and keep making excuses not to exercise. But yesterday had a real reason to stay out of the pool. I cut my hand at work when trying to remove the seed from an avocado. Bled a lot and then bandage came off and started bleeding again when I got to the gym. I know I could have walked on the treadmill but forgot my shoes at home. When I got home I went to bed early and could have walked on the treadmill at home. Sure have plenty of opportunities but seem to lack ambition. As Nike says, Just do it!!! I promise today I will walk 3 miles one way or another (on treadmill or in real life!!!). emoticon

  
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PONSELLE 12/9/2008 9:35PM

    Ouch! I know that hurt.Hope things have gotten better for you. emoticon

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JOYTOBEFREEE 12/4/2008 4:11PM

    Hope the cut isnt too bad. As to feeling rotten I hear ya and it sure makes a good excuse....not. Just keep trying there girlfriend.
Loves ya,
Susie

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More about netipots...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Someone (a little bird) told me that Walgreens has their brand of netipots for only 11.99 which is a great price. Just an FYI. I am convinced this is a great invention. First time you use it, it seems a little wierd but I really believe it is a useful (and my doctor said), inocuous or harmless bit of self therapy that may help you. I have been using it once a day now and it seems to be helping.

  
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U62PHILO 11/4/2008 6:44AM

    I have always wondered if those work. Thanks!

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Finally feeling better, but now hubby is sick...

Sunday, November 02, 2008


And every woman knows a man with a cold is hell to live with. He just got up this a.m. and announced he is gonig to spend the day in bed cause he feels like shlt. Hope he isn't sick three weeks like me...I might have to run away from home. Good thing I feel good enough to go to work tomorrow. emoticon

  
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STOPTHECRAVING 11/2/2008 8:50PM

    I am sending you lots of hugs and feel better soon love! (for you and hubby) I hope you have a GREAT week!

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