Tuesday, March 03, 2009

My Feets

About a month ago I started experiencing some problems with da feets which I wrote about here.

Since then, I've been wearing this awesome boot cast.

Which, now that I have the bills, I discover is a $315.00 fashion accessory which my insurance only pays $148.26 of.

But I digress.

Had an appointment with the podiatrist this afternoon with the following results:

1. Stress fracture is on the mend and I can wean myself from the Astro Boy shoe.

2. My plantar fasciitis is a chronic condition and he wants me to do foot stretching exercises for 5-10 minutes everday forEVAH!

3. My dislocated middle toe has probably been dislocated for a couple of years and cannot be just popped back into place. It would require surgery, removal of some bone, insertion of a pin, and me being on crutches for 4-6 weeks. Since my jeep is a stick, that means I wouldn't be able to drive. Since I have no live-in Signifigant Other, that means surgery is not an option. So I just have to suck it.

4. Contrary to what the folks at the Good Feet store recommended, I do NOT need any fancy $300.00 shoes. I need good shoes, not fancy shoes. My podiatrist buys $50.00 shoes at Payless.

So over the next couple of weeks I ease off of the cast boot, work foot stretching into my daily routine, throttle back on the naproxen and the ice bags, and work myself back into regular shoes. Other than showering and sleeping, he doesn't want me barefoot for 3 months.

That was today's medical adventure.

Tomorrow, it's off to the orthodontist to get GTO braces!

Happy Happy Fucking Joy Joy!


"The D" said...

I have plantar fasciitis also. I got inserts for my running shoes and my everyday shoes. Now I have no pain whatsoever, and I can still run 3-4 times a week.

I go them from Metro walk and Run at 95th and metcalf.


Cost was like 40 bucks.

Spyder said...

If you don't get inserts buy shoes with good arch support. Also if the plantar f. flairs up again sleep in that boot it will really help. Sometimes when I feel a twinge I sleep in mine for 2-3 nights & it goes away.

Xavier Onassis said...

D - I have arch inserts and heel shims. They work pretty good.

Spyder - I appreciate the suggestion. But I sleep "commando". There is no fucking way in hell I am wearing that monstrosity on my foot in bed. I'd rather pop a couple of ibuprofen, rub some Windex on it and walk it off.

I Travel for JOOLS said...

I thought nobody could top Tony's ugly feet pics...


m.v. said...

I was gonna offer to be your live-in Significant Other but not until you wash that fucking gangrene foot.

Xavier Onassis said...

m.v. - It's not that bad. It kinda smells like a honeysuckle bush on a hot summer day just before the blossoms start to go bad. Times infinity.