Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Some Days Are Better Than Others

I just read that "some days are better than others" in another blog I read regularly, and I thought to myself,  yes,  that is so true.

And this is NOT one of them.

For those of you that have been following the very boring saga of my heel problems, today at my follow up appointment, I received the final verdict.

You may recall that about a month ago I underwent a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy into the worst of the two heels - my right heel.  We waited this past month to see if it worked to heal my fraying Achilles tendon and associated tendonitis.

Sadly, it did not.  I still have a great amount of pain anytime I walk, and especially going up or down steps.

In addition to that, I've worn an immobilization boot on the left heel for eight weeks now, with little or no results in that heel.

The verdict:  There is nothing else the doctors can do other than major surgery, on one or both of my heels.   As my doctor explained it to me, it is a very incapacitating surgery that has a fairly long and complicated recovery.

I came home and did some research to learn and see pictures of what this surgery entails, and I've decided I'll spare you the not so pretty photos.

It is what it is, and I will do what I must do.  So there.

I'm trying to keep a positive outlook on things as they are.  There are several other people that are on my heart these days, because they have health situations so much worse than mine, and if you are a praying person, these folks sure need your prayers:

Julie #1
Julie #2

I appreciate your thoughtfulness and I'm sure their families will too.

Then, to definitively prove that today is not one of the better days, the roof on the back portion of our house blew off.  March blew in like a lion and took our roof up with it.

This roof is in bad shape and has been on deck to be replaced as soon as weather allows it to be done.  However, the wind moved this project up to critical status, and currently the husband/lover/handyman is up there covered in tar and doing what he can with the help of a wonderful neighbor.

So yes, some days are better than others.

And we still have about seven more hours in this day.

I'm worried.


  1. Sounds like the roof situation is under control, but not your heels. The way you had described the problem sounded very similar to what I once had but you doctor seems to be heading in a different direction.

    I though I had heal spurs because of the severe pain and where I was feeling it but it turned out to be Plantersfatsitest (Spelling could be off). It is a shrinking of the tendon from the ball od the foot to the heel caused from working on hard surfaces. They used a small pnuematic hammer (like a handheld jackhammer) with a ball on the end. It required about ten treatments and I'm walking mostly pain free today with no surgery. Ask for a second opinion before having the operation because I have hear a lot of negative things about it. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. So sorry about your heel. I was so hoping that injection would work for you. What exactly does the surgery entail? Maybe I need to google it and find out. Life certainly knows how to knock you on your butt some days doesn't it.

  3. I feel so sad for you Jill. I want you to know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If surgery is the only way you will be able to walk without pain, your discussion may be made for you.

  4. Keep searching, maybe you can find some alternative medicine that would fix it. I know the feeling when they say there is nothing they can do. That is what the blood specialist told me and I would just die in a few years. Then I found alternative places that may help. I think I will try one of those places and see what they offer.