You wrote: "How is your foot feeling? Is there anything that can be done or any relief that can be tried? I remember you spoke of this before and I still think about it and pray for you too."
John, thanks so much for your prayers...this means a lot to me that you've included me in your prayers.
I think about you and pray for you.
My foot is not feeling well, and I spent all day and night yesterday in bed sleeping to recover from the day before of being on my feet doing errands and going to my doctor. At least the pain is not present every minute 24 hours a day, but my foot is in pain every day, and it feels as though I am walking on bone. I practically am walking on bone due to fat pad atrophy from cortisone injections, and the fat pad atrophy is permanent. I basically have bone and nerve pain in my foot. My knee on the leg of the injured foot is becoming affected because of the change in the way I am walking. Even slight changes in gait can throw off other parts of the body.
My inability to be on my feet for periods of time due to pain is majorly adding to my depression which was getting much better before my foot injury. I am still mourning the loss of being able to do all the things I used to be able to do before my foot injury.
I've been through physical therapy for about five different periods of time. I've been using TENS and a whirlpool foot bath, but I only get temporary pain relief. I have tried Ultram for pain relief, but it makes me vomit at times, plus it doesn't relieve my pain. I am still searching for answers.
I realize that there are people who are worse off than I am, and I see them in the waiting room of my doctor's office (and in public). They are in wheelchairs and cannot walk or some walk with great difficulty. Some have been in car accidents, some have had strokes, etc. Of course, it doesn't make me feel better that there are others who are much worse than I am. I am thankful, though, that I have the ability to walk, but I still worry what my foot will be like in the years to come.
I hope you don't mind my writing more in depth about my situation. You asked me how my foot is doing, and I wish I could have given you positive news. I would give anything that I own, except my lovely cat, to have my foot back the way it was before my injury.
How are you feeling? It's great that you went for a swim. My doctor said that exercise in a pool is very good. I wish I had my own pool in my backyard! Do you regularly go for a swim? Have you found that swimming helps you?
I wonder if I can make you smile...
? David Letterman had a man on his show (not in person) who made his very own hummingbird feeders that he could wear on his head. It looked so funny. Well, this man told a really cute (corny) joke that I hope you will get a kick out of: Why do hummingbirds hum? Because they don't know the words (to the song).
Did you smile?
Have a great day, John!