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Re: Frustrated,crabby,on crutches and NOT having a good day,week...month...summer!Argh...

Posted by Lowney on 6/22/98 at 07:00 (000807)

I can certainly relate to what you are going through. I have had surgery for tarsal tunnel two times since my injury in 1995. I am sorry to tell you that it may not get better for a long, long time. I still have swelling, and I use a cane to keep the pressure off so that the nerve doesn't fire so much. The doctor has said that I have a hypersensitive nerve. There was even talk of severing the nerve at one point, but then I may have no pain, but then I would have a deformed foot. The hot summer weather has helped because I have found that cold weather really fires it up. If you need to vent feel free to e-mail me because I have been there done that and staying off of it doesn't help and neither do painkillers no matter how strong a narcotic you use. Even morphine doesn't cut the pain at first. Hang in there
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Re: Frustrated,crabby,on crutches and NOT having a good day,week...month...summer!Argh...

CrabbyAss2 on 6/22/98 at 10:42 (000809)

DearSaundra,
Can relate to every word and frustration you have said in your post. This PF is the reason for my screen name on aol. Hang in there, it will take a while for this initial severe pain to subside, at least it did for me. I could not even put a sock on my foot for about a month because it hurt just to touch the skin on my foot. So go ahead and keep screaming for a while at us, we understand. Try some of the recommendations on this site also, have found alot of info and some has helped me more so than the trips to the Dr.'s. Good Luck.
Marie

Re: Frustrated,crabby,on crutches and NOT having a good day,week...month...summer!Argh...

Marian on 6/26/98 at 23:39 (000862)

I can surely relate, and I'm not on crutches, although I could use them... I've had PF for about a month and a half now. Did your problem come on suddenly? My doctor told me (after a very painful cortisone shot today), that since my PF started suddenly and quickly, he expects it to leave quickly. WHy? i don't know. I didn't stick around to ask questions, I WANTED OUT OF THERE

But, if he's right, maybe it will go away soon.... Again, I know how you feel. I'm going nuts, too. BUt you did help me out - I have an old camry 5-speed w/ 149,000 miles on it. It runs great, so my husband doesn't want me to get a new car.... but driving really is painful.... and my husband surely won't find the time to drive our kid around to all his activities.....