Friday, March 13, 2009

The foot curse

My maternal relatives have feet issues. And for me, a great portion of my junior and senior years at Baylor were spent wearing a Blue shoe due to bunions and ingrown toenail issues. Oh yes, you know the shoe, lovely with velcro and all. In fact Melissa, the maid of honor in my wedding, joked about how we were going to have to add rhinestones and pearls to that shoe. I was determined to wear real shoes that day and I did.

Funny, once I was married, the foot issues went away. But now, they have returned and I am not excited, not one little bit. I went to the doctor yesterday and then had to go have an xray. I either have a stress fracture or the beginning of Plantar Fascitiis (sp?). Me personally, I'm hoping for the stress fracture - it will heal and we can move on. From what I hear about PF, it lingers and rears it's ugly head from time to time that you won't forget who is in charge. My aunt has struggled with this the last couple of years and has gone thru surgery and all number of things. My mom had bunion surgery back in the fall and is still trying to completely recover.

So,I'm still awaiting my diagnosis and whether I will have to go get a big honking shot of steroids in the bottom of my foot and meanwhile my doctor told me to elevate my foot and take mass amounts of Ibuprofen for the next 7 days. Hello, elevate and stay off feet?!? With 2 young children and a hubby who will be out of town?!? So, what'll I do?!? The kiddos and I were already planning to head to Dallas and enjoy fun times with family, now momma may just be a little slower than normal. Whaaa :(

Hope you all have a wonderful Spring Break whether you are staying home or travelling!! I will be offline for the week, but look forward to catching up with you!

Lacey, you are the "winner" of my 200th post contest which a whole whopping 2 of you entered. I can see the lure of choosing my blog subject is just not near as inviting as the free gas giveaway from last summer! :)

Lacey, let me know what you'd like me to write about and my first post back from Spring Break will be on that topic.


Jenn Greeley said...

Congratulations Lacey!

Eryn Mikel said...

Hey there! I can't help but comment on this post. I'm a physical therapist now and have treated lots of people with plantar fasciitis. I totally agree with you about preferring the stress fracture, PF can be very frustrating. I would recommend using ice in addition to the anti-inflammatories. The best way to do it on the bottom of your foot is to freeze a water bottle, put the bottle on the floor and roll your foot over it. This way you get the ice and a little massage at the same time. :o) Hope you guys have a good spring break!!

Emily said...

I totally missed your 200th post!??!?!? Not sure how that happened. Anyway, sorry to hear about your foot troubles. Have a great weekend!

Ladybug Fanatic said...

I haven't forgotten about you, I just can't decide what I want you to write about. I guess I'm leaning more towards stamping/card projects.