Thursday, June 20, 2013
""These old bones will tell your story
These old bones will never lie
These old bones will tell you surely
What you can't see with your eye
These old bones, I shake and rattle
These old bones, I toss and roll
And it's all in how they scatter
Tells you what the future holds""....Dolly Parton.
Heat. Its finally arrived. I complained and complained for months that it would never get here.
I am not really complaining.
My reasons have changed slightly. I had so wanted the earlier days and the warmer temps and the dry ground, so that I might walk in the mornings, as I did all last summer and well into the fall.
I didnt walk today. But my plan is to go early in the morning.
The news from the doc yesterday was neither good nor bad. It was pretty much just.......well, I havent figured it out yet.
But after talking last night with an RN friend of mine, she told me about a supplement that alot of doctors recommend now, and it even comes in prescription form, called, Strothium.
Somewhat like calcium.
I ordered some online and plan to speak to my doctor about the prescription strength when I go back to see her.
Walking, he pretty much left up to me to decide what I can and cannot handle.
So, I am going to take it super easy until vacation, maybe 30 minutes at most.
I am sure on vacation I will do quite a bit of walking and in the sand, thats the hardest for me, walking without the support of my insoles and good shoes.
I am sure I will need that ibuprofen.
But once vacation is done and Im home and settled, I am going to see what my foot will allow.
I still harbour the idea and dream of one day running.
My friend didnt exactly advise me to get a second opinion, but, suggested maybe I keep taking the high dose of vitamin d, the strothium and keep wearing the bone stimulator.
Afterall, they told me that when blood flow comes to the area where its broke, I will feel heat, the last 3 nights I wore it, I had to remove it due to such strong heat.
Maybe its just taking me a little longer.
Afteall, I am carrying around more weight than my foot should be bearing.....and my vitamin d only climbed from 20 to 52 in 5 months....but it is up now, and has another 28 or more points to go to be up high as they wanted it to be.
And of course there is the whole age thing.
So, I am not giving up. I am going to keep trying and hoping that the bone strenthens enough so I can walk farther and one day I will run.
Spent the day changing reservations and began the earliest of the packing.
I am really just looking forward to relaxing and I have been trying to psych myself up for the long drive.
Tomorrow I will blog about a fear I have always had that I hope to TRY to conquer on this trip.