Tuesday: I worked from home to rest my feet, and based on info from this website, I changed my habit of sitting (with feet dangling or pointed). I'm sitting here with my feet flexed 90 degrees on one of these special feet thingees under my desk. I actually feel a tiny burning sensation in the surrounding muscles. But boy, Wed. when I woke up, what a difference. Heels still hurt to step on them, but there was this extra pain that was suddenly gone. I think I had surrounding muscle pain I didn't realize was also there. But I'm now going to be very good about sitting feet on the ground or flexed.
Wednesday: I went to the Dr. He confirmed PF based on my complaints and history of recent upping of activity (just moved out of Mom's house and into my own - hence mowing lawn, keeping house, etc..). I thought it was strange that he never even looked at my feet. Anyway, he sent me for xrays and started me on Daypro (anti-inflamitory). I got my brother to mow the lawn.
Today (Wed. a week later): Daypro seems to be lessening heel pain, but not altogether. XRays came back with some evidence of calcium deposits. Got the referral for a podiatrist. Called them and got an appt. for July 6 (2 weeks away).
I'm feeling many things, but taking it all 'in stride' (no pun intended). Feeling a little good because it's not just in my head; feeling a little scared, because it's not gone; feeling a little hopeful that podiatrist will give me a full examination.
Thanks for everybody's posting their experiences & information, in the least it has helped me gauge what could/should happen at the Podiatrist. Any suggestions for what I should request or avoid would be appreciated. Thanks.