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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Years and years of stumbling around on high heels has caused a bunion on my right foot the size of the world's largest watermelon. When my car was t-boned a few months ago, I hit the brakes so hard with that foot that it caused more damage to the joints, so I'm finally going under the knife. Surgery is tomorrow morning...outpatient. They've rented a little cart for my right shin to rest on since I'll be non weight bearing for a while.

I have to secretly admit that I'm looking forward to complete rest for a while. Is that sick, or what. But I figure that maybe a couple of quiet months will help my lupus settle down some more.

The moral to this story is Don't wear pointy, tight high heels. You WILL live to regret it. Unless, of course, you want so spend a couple of months lounging around when you're about 60.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

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   Posted 12/6/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
(((( Pat ))))) I am 38 and can't wear those kinds of shoes! Lupus has gotten to my feet, I have to wear very comfortable dress shoes like Clark's, Liz, etc I am so glad someone out there makes a comfortable dress shoe! You will be in my prayers tomorrow and enjoy a break for a couple of months, I too think it will be good for you! Please let us know how you are doing as soon as you feel up to it! Love ya
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   Posted 12/6/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't wear heels because of my ankles
Good luck tomorrow

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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your surgery goes well tomorrow. Get all the rest you can. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.


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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Pat! Thinking about you today and sending prayers your way. I sure hope this will give you a chance to get your lupus quiet and NO WAY is it sick to be thankful for the next couple of months you have to rest and I mean REALLY rest. Please let us know how your surgury goes when you feel up to it.

Oh yeah, If I were to where high heeled shoes I would probably have people thinking I was drunk all the time...I know the one or two times a year I wear high heals I give everyone a great laugh...3 years ago I actually rebroke my ankle in a small high heal! I guess I am just not cordinated enough tongue

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   Posted 12/7/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope all is well Pat! I would love to wear heels...hehe. I wish you the best for the recovery stage. Enjoy the rest! I had a bunionectomy when I was 13. Combination of ballet for 8 years and lupus, rheum...also not so good...hehe. Can't wait to hear how things are goin when you're feeling up to it:)

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   Posted 12/7/2009 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope it all goes well!  ( I cannot stop wearing my heals, even though it hurts! I just can't bring myself to wear flats..."Rupus" will not take that away from me yet! smilewinkgrin  )
Diagnosed 2009: Lupus (SLE);Rheumatoid Arthritis; Dermatomyositis; Optic Neuritis; Behcet's syndrome; Microscopicolitis; Chronic Gastritis; Cryptitis
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   Posted 12/7/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Surgery went well. This time next year I'll be shopping for new shoes! I'm loopy from all the pain meds. Thanks for prayers and good thoughts. Love, Pat

P.S. Hubby is a good nurse!
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lyrica, tri-est, cymbalta, acifex

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   Posted 12/7/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Take care, Pat. Glad that everything went well. Rest and feel better.
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   Posted 12/7/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad the surgery went enjoy being an invalid and let everyone wait on you like you deserve!
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   Posted 12/8/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hahaha. I don't remember writing my last post. I was really out of it with all the drugs they pumped into me. I'm doing great. Probably because they gave me something that's the equivalent of 10 mg of prednisone. I didn't want to do it, but didn't complain because I knew it would help with inflammation. I've tapered down to 1 mg. Now that's a miracle!

Feel good, but just have to keep my leg elevated for 2 weeks which means no getting out of bed except to go to the potty. Have my TV, my laptop, my Kindle, and my knitting. And my painkillers. So I think it will be a good couple of weeks.

You'll probably be seeing more of me. Which reminds me, I'll give Carol a call and post an update.


SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.

prednisone, plaquenil, leflunomide, neurontin, synthroid, triamterene, actonel, niaspan, lyrica, tri-est, cymbalta, acifex

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   Posted 12/8/2009 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Don't you worry about me girlfriend! You just take care of yourself. and make the most of the time you have to recover. I have to make this quick since my computer is getting shut off. I won't have one for awhile. I don't even know who I am going to have a my ISP yet. Stay in the house! we have hail stones here that will NOT melt. figured the day I am moving is the worst day this year.sad

I'll try to call you tonight if my body is still able to move by then.

Love ya and praying for your quick recovery.



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   Posted 12/8/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
so glad you came through the surgery without complications! Take care of yourself! Judy
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