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I am in pain

Friday, January 04, 2013

You may have noticed I've decided to start all my blogs with a statement of how I feel each day. Today, I'm in pain.

I'm so tired of plantar fascitis. Oh my God I cannot believe how painful it is, and how long it has lingered. SINCE APRIL! emoticon

And honestly, I've used it as an excuse to not exercise. If it's like walking on knives to just walk around my house, how much worse would it be to walk for half an hour or (perish the thought!) actually JOG again?

But I'm determined now. And although the last two nights resuming my job teaching night classes (two hours on my feet) have left me actually hobbling around, I'm determined to make this work.

So the only shoes that are comfortable right now (even my sneakers with orthotics are painful) are my wedge sandal Crocs. So that's what I am wearing on the elliptical today. Because I'm not giving up. And I've used it as an excuse for too long. And if I have to walk around to do stuff that isn't necessarily good for me, then by golly I'm going to find a way to get around and do the activity that IS good for me.

It also helps that my wonderful husband is willing to massage my feet every night. And ibuprofen works as well, although last night was an oxycodone event as I was quite literally crying as I shuffled out of work.

But the point is...I am in pain, but I'm not letting it stop me. Not the bitter freezing cold outside yesterday...not the pain today...not the head cold the day before...not the busy schedule tomorrow...not ANYTHING!


And so are you. So there. emoticon emoticon
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  • no profile photo CD8634484
    I've had that, really miserable. I found that going barefoot around the house as much as possible helped. A tens machine, if you can afford one, is marvellous, for all sorts of aches and pains, not just this. It eases the pain, and helps faster healing.
    3132 days ago
    so glad that you have the wherewihall to confront this demon too
    3132 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12615218
    I know what you mean about plantar fascitis! I actually wore "bouncy shoes" for at least a year, then got corrective insoles from a pediatrist and then found out that there are exercises that help. Eventually it went away and hasn't returned. The bouncy shoes are the ones that have springs in the heel, I forget what they are called, but you could probably do a Sparksearch (and get a Sparkpoint) to find them. They come in a number of styles, but my feet are very small so oxfords and gym-like shoes were all I could get - but it was worth it!
    Good job sticking with your exercise in spite of intense pain. Why not try chair exercises after a long day on your feet.
    3132 days ago
  • MARTY728
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    3133 days ago
    It's good to vent. Especially given the conclusion you came to at the end.
    3133 days ago
    [1] Good for you! (not letting it stop you)

    [2] Oh my ... living with chronic pain like that ... not something I can imagine.
    3133 days ago
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