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Gel Injections for My Knee
Friday, October 14, 2016      1 comments

Well, once I got my foot fixed, I thought I'd be golden. However, my knee didn't like that my foot was fixed, so it thought it needed to act out. I just received my 2nd of 3 gel injections for my knee. It hurts, no lie. The first one really... Read more
In a better place...
Sunday, September 25, 2016      2 comments

Now I will be getting gel injections in my knee to help with that knee pain. Cortisone shot didn't do squat. Had strep throat and a stomach bug this week at the same time. NOT FUN! Much better now. Tomorrow starts the journey again in a po... Read more
Working out is NOT working out!
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

I have been very frustrated about my workout plan since I have gotten my foot better. I started swimming 30 minutes every other day. I ended up with severe tendonitis in my left shoulder. Cortisone shot #1. Then I went to my recumbent bike and m... Read more
Week 12 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      2 comments

I am so happy to report that I have been released from the walking boot. I have 6 weeks in a neoprene ankle sleeve to go. My foot is much weaker tha... Read more
11 Weeks - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

4 more weeks have gone by. I have been doing well in physical therapy. Yesterday, I actually walked in a shoe on my left foot at PT. It felt weird but no pain. I am almost completely without nerve pain now. It's only a swath above my scar on th... Read more
My Quest to Eat Cucumbers... A Recipe
Monday, April 04, 2016      5 comments

When I was a kid, I HATED salad. I would GAG on lettuce of any kind. In college, I made up my mind I was going to learn to eat this disgusting material because it was good for me. So I started with a little bit of lettuce and a LOT of dres... Read more
7 Weeks - Peroneal Surgery Recovery
Friday, April 01, 2016      5 comments

I have one more week before I will be allowed to try to walk on it. I have been practicing standing on it as instructed. I can tell you that in one week I will not be able to walk on it. I will be hobbling on crutches at best and not very far at... Read more
6 weeks 3 days - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Monday, March 28, 2016      3 comments

Today I got my boot! That's the good news. I can practice standing on it and putting weight on it to balance... also good news. Got to wash my foot ... Read more
Day 22 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Saturday, March 05, 2016      3 comments

Here's my foot today. In a smaller cast, still soft on the top because of some residual swelling. I have the little cast sock on it to keep my toots... Read more
Day 11 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      2 comments

Well, a few things have changed in 5 days since my last post. Here's a few more things I have learned: When I went to my post op appointment my foot was completely without feeling on the side where the incision is. The doc said it would sta... Read more
Day 6 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Thursday, February 18, 2016      4 comments

I went to my first post-op visit today. The doctor said everything looks great. He told me again that I had the largest os peroneum ( foot accessory bone) that he had ever seen in his career. So much so that they called in all 15 Foot Surgeon re... Read more
Don't say that an RA patient doesn't have any pain tolerance :)
Monday, February 15, 2016      5 comments

A lot of times as a patient with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid disease, I have actually been told, " You can't be hurting that bad. If you'll just eat this or do this exercise or take this pill you'll be fine. My aunt did that and she's fin... Read more
Day 1 - The Fun Begins
Saturday, February 13, 2016      5 comments

The pain from the surgery itself is not that bad. I have had a lot of surgery in my life and this one has been easier in some respects, more difficult in others. My doctor is great. He called me personally today to see how I was feeling an... Read more
And So It Begins... Peroneal Tendon Surgery
Monday, February 01, 2016      7 comments

I returned to the foot surgeon today to hear what the verdict is on my foot. As I suspected, I will need surgery to fix it. What I didn't expect was the extent of the damage. I have a complete rupture of my peroneus longus and longit... Read more
My Journey with Yoga
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

Due to my RA and Psoriatic Arthritis, I am in pain every day of my life. I got hooked up with a plus size yoga master online at Body Positive Yoga . She was able to demonstrate that no matter your size you can... Read more

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