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8/4/14 Update

Monday, August 04, 2014

It's been a while again. Not much has gone on except for my doctor diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis about 2 weeks ago. Been having a lot of pains in my feet for about 2-2 1/2 months now. I kept blowing it off because sometimes the body just hurts for a bit and then goes away for no real reason. At least my body does. But, this didn't. Kept getting worse and worse and worse. I finally had had enough and made an appointment. Went in, and yeah, wasn't nothing.

So she told me to not go barefoot anymore, I had to wear memory foam slippers at home which I hate because I don't like wearing slippers that much in winter, but the middle of summer? Come on! Grrr. And I wasn't allowed to wear my sandals anymore, I had to wear good tennis shoes with plenty of soft support and that. And to take 3 ibuprofen 3 times a day. Which I have been. But I kept deteriorating and my boss at my second job essentially put me on unpaid medical leave to give me some time to heal because I just couldn't do much anymore and I was in so much pain. And even that hadn't helped. Just kept on getting worse. My right foot is so bad that it feels like my entire foot is ripping apart and the pains were shooting all the way up into my calf and my left foot seems to be staying mostly in the arch area, but that feels like it's ripping and burning even when I'm sitting.

So, since it kept getting worse, I made another appointment to see my doctor. She has officially ordered me off my feet at all times. The only time I'm allowed to put any pressure on my feet is when I'm walking from point A to point B, that's it. I have to continue the ibuprofen. She wants me to do athletic wrapping around my feet at night to get the joints to stretch while I sleep. She also gave me a shot of steroids in my right foot to see if it helps. If I'm not doing better in 3 weeks, I am to call her because at that point I would definitely have to see a podiatrist, which could mean surgery. Which is a terrifying thought to me. So, I guess we will see. Except for the point where I got the shot which is sore right now, my foot actually feels a lot better. Could just be the lidocaine working its magic, though. We will have to wait and see. But what's funny is that she warned me that it was going to hurt a lot to get the shot and I was thinking, "Well, I've had a blood clot, I deal with frequent migraines. I can handle a shot." Yeah....I screamed. LOL! She said everybody yells or screams, so I guess I don't feel bad, lol.

So, that's that. But, at least when I feel up to it, I am cleared to exercise as long as it's just swimming, or recumbent bike, or chair exercises. So, that much is good. Now, it's a waiting game. Anyway, I am going to go because writing the way I am is making my laptop dig into my arm and it's getting sore now, ha. So, until next time, keep sparking! emoticon
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KOFFEENUT 8/5/2014 4:18PM

    Just the THOUGHT of getting a shot in my foot makes my knees weak - take care of yourself!
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CATTUTT 8/5/2014 1:42PM

    Sorry to hear about the PF. I was diagnosed with it last year. It sucks. Mine hasn't flared up in a while, but it sounds like yours is miserable. I hope the treatments help!

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