This morning I had an appointment with my doctor to talk about my health in general and the foot pain. He switched me to a different blood pressure medication since the one I am on is not effective enough. He said my diet looks excellent, but didn't hold out a lot of hope for me to get completely off blood pressure medication. He said it's possible, but you don't see it that often... talked about genetics and predisposition and age... but also encouraged me to keep eating well and see where it gets me. He's willing to take my feedback over time to see if the meds eventually will need to be cut back, or stopped.
He also did an exam and saw how extremely tender my feet are and said that "there is something else going on here, not just plantar fasciitis" and talked about possible other issues, small hairline fractures, degraded tissue and scar tissue, that kind of thing. He gave me a referral to an orthopedic foot specialist and a new ortho PT. He also said he thinks getting more shots would be a GOOD thing, but he's not the one who gives them. The podiatrist who gave them won't give me any more because he thinks that was the cause of my ruptured tendon. So if the ortho offers shots and thinks that is the way to go I will take them. Surgery is another option. I won't be able to get in to the specialist until spring, probably, but can go to PT sooner.
A funny thing happened when I got on the scale at the doctor's office. It was the same old-school scale he always uses, with the weights that slide across a bar at the top. I knew I weighed 228 first thing this morning, before eating or drinking anything and not dressed. So I was surprised when the doctor's scale said 222. Really? I was wearing jeans, a shirt and sweatshirt, and sneakers and had my breakfast plus a quart of water in my stomach. Not sure whose scale is off but I have two other scales in the house, so I'll get them out and see how they compare.
Stats this week:
1495 cal, 79 g protein, 126 g carbs
1860 cal, 69 g protein, 206 g carbs
Higher carbs than usual, was very hungry yesterday. Carbs came from Greek yogurt, almonds, beans, butternut squash, and fruit. No grains. Trying for lower calories and carbs today.
Watch this space!
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