Getting A Leg Up

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These medical devices look almost medieval, don’t they?! At least modern torture devices are padded and are covered by the deductible. *lol* So, the verdict is [drum roll please] “Plantar fascial fibromatosis, with Contracture on the right ankle“. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it. Nothing like seeing a professional to get the right answers.

That lovely blue device in the photo is called a Night Splint, and is what I have to wear, five times a day for 30 minutes an interval with feet elevated. It pulls the foot as far back as humanly possible. Quite comfortable, really. In between, when walking, I was sold an Airheel with stabilizer. I also apply ice to the bottom of my foot. And there are anti-inflammatory medications, oral and topical, and a few stretching exercises, which as a former dancer, I’m very familiar with. I’ve decided to have fun with it. Maybe it’ll even help me lose weight. The best thing of all, NO SURGERY and NO SHOTS! Yay! At least for now. If I’m dedicated, which I plan to be, I may be able to avoid any cutting. Please pray that I will remain dedicated and this therapy will be effective? Thank you so much. I really appreciate how concerned everyone has been. I am truly blessed.

Looks like my Word Of The Year was a good choice, ‘ey?

patience

And I hope your day is blessed too.

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13 thoughts on “Getting A Leg Up

    1. Thank you.
      A fused ankle!? Yowza! [grimace] You have my prayers too.
      BTW, I have tried numerous times to leave a comment on your blog. WP won’t let me. Please just know I enjoy all your posts greatly. You’re very gifted. And I especially appreciate your ‘follow’.
      May the LORD bless and keep you.

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      1. Thanks Sparky! I don’t understand why you can’t comment tho. When I get to my PC I’ll check and see if maybe you’ve been blocked. I don’t know how or why they would happen tho, ugh! We’ll get this worked out. Thank you for such a nice compliment.

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  1. P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E- my dear friend…you will do it, smiles…I have metal and pins in my left foot from a bad break when Liam was a baby—no fun…especially when its cold.

    Keeping you in prayer, waving to Steve and the boys.

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    1. I know, can’t imagine how that must hurt! Good thing you’re tough. I whine the first time my big toe hurts. giggle Thank you for the prayers. Stay warm! Luv ya ~:)

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    1. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13] This Scripture verse comes to mind whenever there’s a trial like this. Thank you for the encouragement and prayers! Really appreciate that. Luv ~:)

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  2. Yaaaay, no shots, no cutting! Good, good news, and knowing how you are, you will be diligent in doing the things you were told to do. Lovely blue device as well. Take care of you, please…………

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