I got that second shot in my other foot today and it hurt like heck. It was worse than the first shot, and my heel did not feel improved right away like the first one did. I have been sitting at home with my feet on ice, hoping and crossing my fingers for a good result. I should know for sure by this weekend.
Before I went to the podiatrist, I went shopping for a swimsuit. We will be doing some swimming this weekend and then once or twice a week over the summer, and my old suit was showing signs of fabric wear. So I popped in to JC Penney to try on a few. I was feeling a bit unsure of myself; what size am I now? My body has shifted fat to places it didn't use to be when I was this weight before; it seems all the regain went to the belly and thighs. It was in the waist, too, but that seems to have come back off. I wasn't sure, but I thought I would have to go back to the "plus size" section upstairs where I used to shop so long ago.
I started out in the regular section, though, unsure how high the sizes would go. When I saw they went all the way up to size 18, I was pretty sure I could find something that fit without going upstairs to the 18W - 28W section. I wear size 16 jeans and they are loose, so I took four size 16 swimsuits and two size 18's into the dressing room. Well. Let me tell you. There was NO WAY I was going to yank those 16's up over these thighs. I got them halfway up and started muttering and took them back off. Maybe I *could* have stuffed my way into them but not without risk of busting a seam, so off they went. Next I tried on the 18's, which fit *perfectly* over the thighs and hips. They were a teeny bit loose in the waist area but that's okay. When I looked in the mirror, I was not horrified like I thought I might be. Yes, my legs are big. They are large in proportion to the rest of my body. But the suits were still flattering enough, with a decent cut and good coverage. I will have lots of fun swimming this summer in the one I chose! At least until it gets too baggy.
Here's hoping to less pain tomorrow.
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