I went back to the Podietrist? today two weeks after he told me I tore this thing. Last time he gave me a small steroid shot and told me to take it easy and try to stretch it with exercises. Well the shot worked well for about 3 days and the pain came back making it hard to walk. That's the biggest problem, not this dumb pain in my foot! Walking gimpy has caused my back to start up with a vengance as well as my neck & hip. Crap! I can handle the silly foot pain but so many of you know exactly what I'm talking about with the back, hip & neck! Today he said my foot is much worse than he thought at first and gave me a real husky man size shot in the foot! When he said it would hurt as he had to hit many tender areas I told him to go ahead it might just take my mind off the back pain for a minute! Well I didn't hardly even feel the 5" needle digging and skwirting in my foot. Then he said I would have to go to physical theropy to which I said, "A'int gonna happen Doc! I have to work, there is no time for play plus I can't aford it. So he sold me a $100.00 splint thing to wear when I sleep at night and said I needed these ortho things to wear in my shoes for the tune of $400.00! I told him I had been to another foot doc about 6 years ago, suggested by my Orho at the time for my back problems. That she sold me a set of these $400.00 things for what she said were the flattest feet in 18 years of practice, so I did wear them for about 2 years utill one broke in half and I retired them! Well after I finish this thread, I'm going to look for those things! I'm hoping I can find them as a little epoxie will be alot easier on my wallet than new ones! So I'm hoping the shot will reduce the limping tomorrow because when I got back to my office today I bumped into my unsympathetic boss and told him I'd be doing less standing and making less trips to our warehouse looking for materials, he laughed and said, "that's not going to happen!" He's right, the way our guys are getting laid off, there's no way I can take it easy now! Happy Days! Maybe I'll get lucky and foot, back, neck & my famous hip will be just fine tomorrow at 4:00am when I get up, got to keep the faith right? If not well, I've been though worse plus I do have my brand new tens unit, I can crank that baby up and electrify myself! Maybe I'll put a light bulb in my mouth and do the Uncle Fester thing!!
Well friends thanks for listening to this old poop for a while, as you know, sometimes it just feels good letting it out in hopes someone will listen. Now I'll call my wife and ask her how her day was! A'int gonna say a word about the new found famous foot!
Luv Yuze Gizes>
55 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy (Testim Gel)since 12/06 but switched to a higher dose of (Androgel) 6/08. I am's what I am's and that's all that I am's! (Popeye) 55 and still alive and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, one on a ship in the Atlantic and the other on a ship in the Pacific!!! I am one proud PaPa!!!!!