Well, that didn't last long... 213. Glad to be off the 214 train and hope I never ride it again.
I went to the podiatrist today for a follow-up on how my feet are doing. They are taped and I have been going to PT twice a week now for about 6 weeks with only about 30% overall improvement in the pain. He is concerned. He said usually if plantar fasciitis is going to respond to PT, it happens within the first couple of sessions. I am still very tender in my heels and it is still keeping me from being active. So he ordered some blood tests. Honestly, this has me very nervous. He talked about things like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. The tests he ordered are the basic metabolic panel and CBC, sed rate (to detect inflammatory response/disease), ANA screen (to check for autoimmune disorders), c-reactive protein test (another check for inflammation), and Rheumatoid factor (checking for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and sarcoidosis).
I probably don't need to tell you I am a nervous wreck on the inside but trying to just not think about it and assume all is well. No need to worry before I even know if anything is wrong, right? So hard for me to do. I hate this kind of thing... any kind of screening where they think you could have some awful thing wrong and then you have to wait for days or weeks to find out the results. I feel the same way every time I get my mammograms and paps. Hate the waiting. Well, all I can do is go get the blood draw tomorrow and go on about my days as usual, and try not to let it stress me out too much.
In the meantime, I'll keep going to the PT for at least another two weeks. After that, the doctor said if I am not vastly improved, I might want to consider not going and just continuing the exercises at home while we look at other options... like the shots or the surgery. But first we wait for the blood tests.
Last night we had carne asada for dinner. It was pretty good but the recipe I used had a lot of lime juice in it. Too much, I think. Next time I will cut back. I had my carne asada over a salad of Romaine with salsa and avocado, while the kids made theirs into tacos on fresh tortillas. I think tonight will be a leftovers night for the kids, and maybe I will make myself a favorite comfort food: tuna "noodle" casserole. I really didn't feel like I cared what I'd be eating for dinner until after that doctor's appointment, but now, I kind of care. That casserole might just fit the bill.
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