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tts,emg, hi! busy busy busy(long)

Posted by dfeet on 5/31/00 at 17:38 (021126)

Hi, everyone! I've been out of the scene for some time. Since I've been gone, I feel like I've made a little progress, but I've had some set backs-on and off. I saw Angie's post about tts and Cindyp's post about emgs. Tts sucks. So does PF. I have(had) both, and been tested(EMG). I seem to have more TTS now than PF. The TTS is usually confirmed by an EMG test. My test wasn't so bad. Yes, the neurologist used me as a pin cushion, but it really wasn't too bad(He did say ,however, that I had a strong tolerance for pain-that probably is why I'm so pig headed when it comes to rest. Being a type-A doesn't help matters either.)
I've been trying to pay close attention to what works and what doesn't. What seems to work for me :(in no particular order)

1.shoes: Merrel jungle mocs($99.99)-very cushy, good support
2. semi-rigid custom orthotics(leather type $300.00) in my mocs
3. REST-whenever I can(this is probably the most important,but very difficult for me)
4.trying to keep positive(most difficult for me)
5. gentle stretching
6. my PT
7. my orthopedic foot and ankle specialist
8. icing
9.night splints-every night
10.Ibuprofen and ibuprofen cream-daily
11. trying to stay active
12.LISTENING to my body(sometimes it's screaming-my type-A interfering)
13. This message board
I'm certain that i've left some stuff out, but this message board has realy helped. I always feel like i'm missing so much when I'm away from it. It is always so informative, and I especially like the varied opinoins. Thanks to everyone who contributes. You are making a difference in people's lives.


Re: tts,emg, hi! busy busy busy(long)

Angie on 5/31/00 at 18:35 (021129)

Dfeet-I think my type A personality is what makes it so difficult. I have always been one to never sit down. I always like to be up and doing things. How on earth do you change after being this way for 35 years? I am not one to watch TV (Actually I hate TV). I don't especially enjoy reading either. Those are really the only activities I can do that would be restful and I just cannot see myself getting use to either one. My computer is restful activity but I am told (by siginificant other) than I am on the computer too much. I also get looked at like I am nuts. Your feet cannot be that painful! No one understands it unless they are or have been there with this awful condition. That is why this site has been a life saver for me. Angie

Re: tts,emg, hi! busy busy busy(long)re

laurie R on 5/31/00 at 20:23 (021139)

Hi to all,
Hi dfeet nice to see you back on the board.Ok you all have me thinking now,I am also a type A ,I really think that is why I am not better now. As soon as I feel a little bit better I do more. I hope I get my cast off tomarrow it will be 5 weeks ,now the key for me is to stay off it as much as I can. So my question to all is are most of us type A is that what is wrong????????? I have heard of so many people who say they HAD PF and now it is gone I do understand everyone is different .I guess this gives us something else to think about. My best to all .Laurie R

Re: Type A

ChrisO on 5/31/00 at 20:44 (021142)

Hi dfeet! Glad to hear from you again. And thanks for your 'list' of treatment ideas. I especially like numbers 3 and 4.
I notice that more than one 'poster' here has described themselves as Type A.......but I'm not so sure that's all-the-way accurate. Unless type-A means one who is active. I love being physical and moving through my day - can't stand just sitting around when there's so much rewarding stuff to do. But I wouldn't class myself as a type-A - isn't that someone who's more uptight and compulsive about every little thing? I would think that the very thing that got us here is the thing that's good about us - that is being active. So, maybe we should let ourselves off the type-A hook and celebrate the fact that we're just plain vibrant, active people!

Re: tts,emg, hi! busy busy busy(long)

Angie on 5/31/00 at 18:35 (021129)

Dfeet-I think my type A personality is what makes it so difficult. I have always been one to never sit down. I always like to be up and doing things. How on earth do you change after being this way for 35 years? I am not one to watch TV (Actually I hate TV). I don't especially enjoy reading either. Those are really the only activities I can do that would be restful and I just cannot see myself getting use to either one. My computer is restful activity but I am told (by siginificant other) than I am on the computer too much. I also get looked at like I am nuts. Your feet cannot be that painful! No one understands it unless they are or have been there with this awful condition. That is why this site has been a life saver for me. Angie

Re: tts,emg, hi! busy busy busy(long)re

laurie R on 5/31/00 at 20:23 (021139)

Hi to all,
Hi dfeet nice to see you back on the board.Ok you all have me thinking now,I am also a type A ,I really think that is why I am not better now. As soon as I feel a little bit better I do more. I hope I get my cast off tomarrow it will be 5 weeks ,now the key for me is to stay off it as much as I can. So my question to all is are most of us type A is that what is wrong????????? I have heard of so many people who say they HAD PF and now it is gone I do understand everyone is different .I guess this gives us something else to think about. My best to all .Laurie R

Re: Type A

ChrisO on 5/31/00 at 20:44 (021142)

Hi dfeet! Glad to hear from you again. And thanks for your 'list' of treatment ideas. I especially like numbers 3 and 4.
I notice that more than one 'poster' here has described themselves as Type A.......but I'm not so sure that's all-the-way accurate. Unless type-A means one who is active. I love being physical and moving through my day - can't stand just sitting around when there's so much rewarding stuff to do. But I wouldn't class myself as a type-A - isn't that someone who's more uptight and compulsive about every little thing? I would think that the very thing that got us here is the thing that's good about us - that is being active. So, maybe we should let ourselves off the type-A hook and celebrate the fact that we're just plain vibrant, active people!