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Can't keep a job...

Posted by Michael on 3/27/99 at 00:00 (005800)

Wait a minute. Are you saying that you have had foot pain for 4-5 years, sometimes so bad that you have had to quit multiple jobs because of it, and you are just now being referred to a specialist???

Something doesn't add up here.


Re: Can't keep a job because of PF! I can't!!!

DaNita on 3/29/99 at 00:00 (005811)

Michael,
How long have you dealt with pf? I have had this problem for 8yrs. I am in constant pain. The last 3 yrs I have done and had done everything the doctors have told me. I have been on tons of meds that don't work or make me so drugged I can't do anything but sleep.I have had cast, walking cast, night splints, physical theraphy,icing,orthoics,tried all kinds of shoes, cortizone,Its not form a lack of trying that I am not better. I have had 3 surgeries, each one resulting with the pain getting worse not better.I have been to 6 different doctors ( foot doctors and orthopedic doctors ) each one saying there is nothing else they can do for me.I will have to live with it. I can make it aboutt 15 minutes on my feet and that results in more pain. I sit down and get up and my feet are so stiff, they swell and bruise. Sure some of the things that are on this board have help people, but I have done just about all of them and I have no relief!!!! I want to be back to walking and playing with my kids or even going back to work, but unless there is some miracle cure come around I just have to learn to live with it.And let me tell you IT SUCKS!!!!!! I am too young to have to live like this.

Re: Can't keep a job because of PF! I can't!!!

Michael on 3/29/99 at 00:00 (005836)

To answer Danita's question:
I first had foot pain almost 10 years ago. I didn't know then that it was PF, but I was lucky enough to go to a D.P.M. who is good at making orthotics. My first pair worked for almost 9 years. He kept me relatively pain-free during that time. He never really explained what was wrong, or exactly why the orthotics helped. I found out all of that about a month ago, before my surgery. But for the past year, I've been in considerable pain again. I asked about surgery a year ago, but he said that we would not have to go that far. Now I see that he was a little too optimistic. I know what it's like to have my feet hurt all day, to have to hobble around the house, barely able to walk. Seems like you have to keep searching until a solution is found.

Re: Can't keep a job because of PF! I can't!!!

DaNita on 3/29/99 at 00:00 (005811)

Michael,
How long have you dealt with pf? I have had this problem for 8yrs. I am in constant pain. The last 3 yrs I have done and had done everything the doctors have told me. I have been on tons of meds that don't work or make me so drugged I can't do anything but sleep.I have had cast, walking cast, night splints, physical theraphy,icing,orthoics,tried all kinds of shoes, cortizone,Its not form a lack of trying that I am not better. I have had 3 surgeries, each one resulting with the pain getting worse not better.I have been to 6 different doctors ( foot doctors and orthopedic doctors ) each one saying there is nothing else they can do for me.I will have to live with it. I can make it aboutt 15 minutes on my feet and that results in more pain. I sit down and get up and my feet are so stiff, they swell and bruise. Sure some of the things that are on this board have help people, but I have done just about all of them and I have no relief!!!! I want to be back to walking and playing with my kids or even going back to work, but unless there is some miracle cure come around I just have to learn to live with it.And let me tell you IT SUCKS!!!!!! I am too young to have to live like this.

Re: Can't keep a job because of PF! I can't!!!

Michael on 3/29/99 at 00:00 (005836)

To answer Danita's question:
I first had foot pain almost 10 years ago. I didn't know then that it was PF, but I was lucky enough to go to a D.P.M. who is good at making orthotics. My first pair worked for almost 9 years. He kept me relatively pain-free during that time. He never really explained what was wrong, or exactly why the orthotics helped. I found out all of that about a month ago, before my surgery. But for the past year, I've been in considerable pain again. I asked about surgery a year ago, but he said that we would not have to go that far. Now I see that he was a little too optimistic. I know what it's like to have my feet hurt all day, to have to hobble around the house, barely able to walk. Seems like you have to keep searching until a solution is found.