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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

In my last blog I talked about what progress is. I defined it this way:

"tracking - no matter what I eat.
weighing - no matter how much I think I know what the scale will say.
moving - no matter how tired, busy, etc. I am."

Tracking? Check!
Weighing? Check!
Moving? Ah, now there's the rub.

I'm not being lazy.
I have enough time.
I really want to do it... BUT...

I've developed plantar fasciitis.

What's the cure? Stretching and REST.

Sigh.

A couple of times a day I have to talk myself down from walking anyway.
If I don't let it heal this could go on for months and months.

Recovery (without reinjury) takes weeks.

And it REALLY HURTS!

So ironic.
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HIPPICHICK1 9/5/2012 9:57AM

    Oh man! That totally SUX! If I were you I would look at how you can change what you eat to help the healing. I know that when I stopped eating wheat a lot of my body pain (fibro pain) was reduced by 70% after just 4 days of going wheat free. Sometimes changing what you eat CAN really help. Just for kicks google it and see if there is a possible link between PF and wheat. Who know?
Good luck. Heal well. Heal fast!
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REVSERENA 8/30/2012 7:11PM

    Thanks everybody! I really appreciate your suggestions and encouragement!

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JEANNETTE59 8/30/2012 10:09AM

  emoticon so sorry I've had two bouts of PF and it is no joke. Do not start walking until your doctor gives the ok. I did and ended up using a walker for 6 weeks. Take good care of yourself and I'll emoticon for a quick recovery.

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ANNANN63 8/29/2012 9:20PM

    My DH has this and it was bad. Nothing the doctors suggested worked and shots and pain meds didn't help at all. The folks in our 55+ community had the answers. One is a boot worn as much as possible that pulls the toes up and stretches the back of the ankle. Second is shoes with great support--the best being Birkenstock sandals. It took time but he recovered completely and wearing shoes with good support all the time has kept it from returning.

Look up the boot--it really works.

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DR8561 8/29/2012 8:23PM

    Sorry you have to go through this. While your foot is healing, maybe you can focus on strength training. A lot of those exercises can be done while sitting or lying down. Hope you feel better soon! emoticon

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TEENY_BIKINI 8/29/2012 8:08PM

    Yup, ironic, for sure. I have had plantars and it is no joke. I had to get custom made inserts for my shoes, but it worked. They were expensive though... I guess if I am in enough pain, I am willing to pony up the dough... Be careful and be well. Take care of those feet.

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BEAUTIFULBRIT50 8/29/2012 6:41PM

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CATHWREN 8/29/2012 6:25PM

    How annoying to have to do the exact opposite of what usually makes you feel better. Can you do something like biking?

Hope your plantar faciitis clears up quickly.

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SUNONMAPLES 8/29/2012 6:18PM

  Oh, man, the pain (physical AND mental), I am sure! Sorry for the ironic development! Glad you are taking care to let it heal, and proud of you for not trying to "power through the pain!"

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PARKERB2 8/29/2012 6:12PM

    Hope you get well soon and can get back to moving.

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