Friday, November 27, 2009

How I spent my Wednesday night...

This past Wednesday I went in for an MRI. It's finally time to figure out what's going on with my foot. I think at this point I am accepting that something is really wrong with it, I've tried resting it, and it's not getting better. So time to turn to real doctors to figure it out. The MRI experience was not pleasant. 2 separate tests, each 45 minutes long, and each had my foot in a painful position, and I was not allowed to move at all. Very un-fun! Hopefully I will have the results on Tuesday, fingers crossed that they will figure something out and be able to tell me how to fix it quickly so that I can get back to normal life. I'm so ready!!

In other news, yesterday was Thanksgiving. Mmmmm....turkey. :) As usual our dinner was delicious, but it was also kind of hectic. 20 people in one house! Yikes! It was interesting to say the least. But all in all, it was a good one. I'm already getting excited about the turkey sandwich I am going to have for dinner tonight. :)

And the best part of this is....there are still 2 days of weekend left!! Hooray! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009 least I was right...

It’s always nice to find out that you were right isn’t it? I used to think that was an accurate statement….until this weekend. I decided (stupidly) to go out and try running, in hopes that I would realize that my foot was fine and I had just been babying it and prolonging the injury only to avoid running. Part of me knew it was a stupid idea, but it was so nice out, and nice days in November in Chicago can make anyone do stupid things. So I Skirted up and headed out the door. ½ mile in and I thought I was doing ok (besides the fact that I was realizing quickly that I hadn’t run in 2 months), but after the first mile I felt the pain. Not good. At that point, a smart person would have turned around…. But no, not me. I decided to try walking a bit, and then start running again.

2 miles in. Yikes, ok, now this hurts. Time to head home. “But maybe I’ll try this new route instead of my usual that would get me home after about another mile.” Yeah, that was a brilliant idea. The new route put me on a very round-about path to home, and since I was starting to run late, I figured I needed to run some of it. After about 3 miles when the pain was shooting up my leg I realized I had made a very big mistake. But there was nothing I could do about it at that point. So I sadly limped the rest of the way home.

But at least I know it wasn’t all in my head, right??

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A little bit crazy.....

I had another appointment with the acupuncturist last night. I've decided that she's a little bit nuts. Which really isn't helping the cause of me believing in this stuff.

The last treatment didn't help at all, which totally baffled her. She said that she was stumped. (Great, now I feel better about your skills...) So she tried a new approach last night, instead of just putting needles in the spots she thought they should go, she decided to use a poking maching thing and find the spots that hurt more than others, then she put needles only in those locations Yowzah!! It definitely was not a pleasant experience. Only made worse by the fact that she felt the need to stay in the room and "share her energy" since mine is so low. (she then complained about having to do that, since she really needed all of her "energy") Unfortunately she couldn't share her energy quietly....she rambled on about crazy things and how good she is at her job the entire time.

Can you tell I'm not a fan of this lady?

So far it seems to be another wasted hour of my life.... Anyone else have an idea for the miracle that will finally fix me?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A new approach...

Tonight I am trying something new. My foot is not getting better, so I figured it was time to branch out and try a new approach, accupuncture. I have my first consultation appointment tonight. At first I was a little nervous about it, but at this point my foot hurts so badly that I'm ready for her to just start sticking needles in it. Anything that may help make it better.

I weighed the financial aspect of this vs. MRI. While neither one is a cheap option, at least with acupuncture I feel like I am actively trying to make it better. While with the MRI, I spend all the money just to find out what's wrong. I won't have even started on the healing part. So, as my blog says, it's time for something new!