Monday, August 19, 2013

Checking In

I'm on my last day of vacation and still away from home, but wanted to check in this morning. I am in a lot of pain. I walked a lot, I am taking meloxicam, I am limping visibly to others who are asking what is wrong. I also have shin splints, so everything from the knees down hurts right now. The shin splints will go away, but I am fairly sure the plantar fasciitis pain just means the cortisone shots lasted 8 weeks and have worn off. I am praying I can get another round immediately upon getting home and that they work as well as they did last time. They are painful but if the doctor is willing to do it again I will do it. It is better to have really awful pain for 5 minutes and be off my feet for 2 days, than to hobble around in agony for weeks or months. I really mentally cannot take another long stretch of being disabled by pain.

Other than that, we had a nice trip. We have lots of school shopping to do and a county fair to go to and then school will start and I have some decisions to make about how to spend my time going forward.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feel better soon. Prayers for your full healing.

Lori said...

I sure hope you can get those shots and that they help again. I can't imagine you having to go through all of that again.
Lori

Lyn said...

Thank you both...

Oddly, the pain is almost nonexistent today. I don't know what's going on, but am babying the feet, using ice and magnesium lotion and waiting another day to see if they get better or worse again. I will know more by the end of today because I have a lot of back to school shopping to do!

Susan said...

Yes! Calcium/magnesium and vita k2. spurs form in the heels because of the condition you have..these supplements help to reverse it..Go to your chiropractor and get some cold laser therapy done on you...it really speeds up the healing!