Tuesday, February 26, 2008

We Are Falling Apart At the Seams

Remember the Man-Cub’s earache? The one that I was convinced was caused by the pressure in his ears not regulating when we went over the Divide? That one? Yeah; ear infection. And, not just any ear infection; a serious ear infection.

Mother. Of. The. Year.

In my defense, he never did run a fever which is what he usually does when he has an infection. And, he only had the pain the first night; it totally went away when my sister bestowed upon him the Magic Cottonball. So, really, who can blame me for missing the infection?

Besides myself, I mean.

That’s what I get for not consulting Dr. Google, immediately.

Speaking of Dr. Google, lately, I have been experiencing some fucking hellacious minor heel pain. And, by lately, I mean since November. The pain was not getting any better and had started to impact my workouts so I consulted Dr. Google who offered the following possible diagnosis’s: Plantar Fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis (what am I, eighty?) or raging foot cancer.

Ok, not really; there is no such thing as raging foot cancer-as far as I know.

So. Today I called a podiatrist to schedule an appointment and, as luck would have it, I am somewhat aquainted with the nurse who answered the call. She was more than happy to listen to my complaints and she concurred with Dr. Google; I most likely have Plantar Fasciitis. Of course, I’ll still have to go in for ex-rays and an exam to be totally certain but, I’m guessing two-out-of-three medical experts (or, you know, a medically trained nurse and the internet) can’t be wrong.

All of which means one of three things:

1. I will have to forsake my cute summer shoes for orthopedic clogs.

2. I will have to stretch my plantar fascia every morning before I even think of getting out of bed.

3. I will walk with a noticeable limp for the rest of my life because I am too lazy to stretch my plantar fascia before getting out of bed each morning and I am too vain to wear orthopedic shoes.

Your call.

And, please bear in mind that I have a closet full of really cute summer shoes.

3 comments:

Finlands finest said...

Stretching it every morning couldn't be THAT bad, plus you could still wear the cute shoes if you did!

desperate housewife said...

Ha, I'm with you, Chelle- I have bad knees and am supposed to do these prescribed exercises everyday to keep the muscles around my kneecap strong. So it doesn't effing BREAK again. But do I do them? No. Do I wear my brace when exercising or walking? No.

Jen said...

My chiropractor says I have tarsel tunnel in my right ankle, what I've been calling Carpool Ankle. Not getting any better, I'll tell you that! Stretch every morning so you can wear the shoes!