Happy Tuesday! I know I shouldn’t be complaining I am still in physical therapy. Part of it is amazing: I get plantar massages essentially. Yeah it hurts the tender spots but I swear I always have a better day pain wise after.
There is no more medication being electronically zapped into my heels due to me getting another shot for the plantar pain. So that is good news!
My ankle however is unchanging. While I am annoyed with the ever constant ache and occasional nerve pain I am super sick of this crap!
It’s hard to see but my one ankle is pronating in too much. I can feel it because the one foot is “flatter” than the other one. Apparently all the professionals I see have to point it out every visit. I get it. I’ve known this since November as it continues to get worse- and oh hey not getting a little less painful at all.
Crutches are getting a little old; not pictured is the beautiful night splint I wear as well. *grumble*
I KNOW not regularly exercising is causing my extra moodiness and less tolerance for deployment stress. I know the constant pain is making me extra snarky. They told me I could swim or the seated bike. Gah! Neither of those I enjoy, not even a little. Knowing I should and biting the bullet to do so are two different things.
I hope the weather gets nicer so I can just sit in the sun and enjoy spring weather.
I have a Color Run at the end of this month that I never planned on running, just walking. I plan on doing it regardless of the doctors advice to be perfectly honest. The fact it will be over a month and a half of no activity, crutches, shots, medicines, etc time off and hasn’t helped has caused this attitude. I am seriously just giving up on getting back to normal. Thing is the half marathons never increased my pain. I had ZERO problems at Tinkerbell , not even sore body the next day! I seriously mean it when I say I felt like a million bucks. Princess Half was a much different story but I bounced back to this point I am in just a week.
I feel like I live at the doctors with zero progress, especially in the ankle.
I am going to push for more tests next visit to see if there is something else they can find. I have trouble asking a doctor for what I want/voicing my concerns so hopefully I can get some better answers or treatment by doing so.
I am going to read my library books and try to finish them. 1 down 2 to go!
Question of the day: Ever have a chronic injury and unable to do your favorite things?