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I was doing a search on my last post and it

Posted by Sweetfeet on 5/16/01 at 07:45 (047922)

didn't show up! I was always checking in to detail my progress and my favorite post of walking across the Golden Gate Bridge never posted! Oh, well, just to let you know, once again, I didn't forget you all. Walking the bridge sans pain was the biggest accomplishment for me as you can imagine. This was in September. I wonder where that enthusiastic 'survior' post went???

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Nancy N on 5/16/01 at 08:21 (047929)

Sweetfeet--

The message index got deleted a few weeks ago, but your actual message should still be here. I know we all saw it, and many people wanted to know what you did that 'cured' you. If you could post that info, I think it would be greatly appreciated.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Sweetfeet in Washington, DC on 5/16/01 at 09:23 (047940)

as you know, i tried everything--at least almost everything. what helped was basically staying off it, taking an anti-inflammatory and never returning to 'slamming' my foot on cement, otherwise known as running/jogging. i had to give it up and switched exercises (i spin now). oh, yes, i wear birkenstocks, mephistos and dansko shoes. no shoes without support. i NEVER go barefoot. i NEVER wear an unsupportive shoe. and, this is important, if i feel the slightest TWINGE of pain, i pop another anti inflammatory.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Pauline on 5/16/01 at 16:03 (047979)

Sounds like you were cured without ESWT. This is good news because it supports what some of the doctors have been saying for a long long time.
Thanks for the update and happy to see your 'running' around again. Wonderful news.

Re: PF and healing time frames

GinaC on 5/16/01 at 19:17 (048001)

One of the better doctors that I have seen maintains that 90% of PF cases will go into 'remission,' or be 'cured' within 3 years, even without ANY treatment. So patience is a virtue and apparently, PF can be self-limiting.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

wendyn on 5/16/01 at 23:04 (048030)

If the post was made on the 'Social Board' - those are not archived. That's why there's a social board...so we can post as much as we want - about whatever we want...and it doesn't clutter up Scott's archives.

The hard part is - some of those posts are more 'support' and 'success' than they are social...and they unfortunatley are lost forever if they are here.

Re: Success Board needed?

Julie on 5/17/01 at 02:06 (048037)

Wendy, that gives me an idea. Maybe we ought to have a separate 'Success Stories' board - not only so that these helpful posts can be archived, but to encourage people to tell their success stories.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Scott R on 5/17/01 at 06:32 (048041)

Social board posts are now being archived, but in a different area than the rest so that they currently cannot be searched.

Re: Success Board needed?

Scott R on 5/17/01 at 06:34 (048042)

Julie, that's a great idea about a 'success stories' board. I'll make it both a 'success/horror stories board.

Re: Success Board needed? Yes!

Cynthia D on 5/17/01 at 07:30 (048049)

Julie, that's a terrific idea! That will quickly become the 'most read' section!

Re: Success Board needed?

john h on 5/17/01 at 09:29 (048068)

i like the 'Success Board' idea! it will create hope and positive thinking. sometimes our board is like the nightly news in that there is not much good going on.

Re: Success Board launched!

Julie on 5/17/01 at 09:47 (048074)

...Wow, you've done it already, Scott. Quick work!

I hope everyone who's around the boards now, and gets better, posts a success story before they head off into the wide blue yonder of PF-less life. And comes back now and then to report on how things are going.

Re: Success Board launched!

ellen w on 5/19/01 at 15:17 (048296)

I think the success board is a great idea. I'd also like to suggest a 'terrible stories' board -- not that I want to bring anyone down. Many of the stories we share are very powerful. Perhaps if we stockpiled them and every so often sent a batch of them to every single congressman asking that PF be listed as a disabling condition for SS and workers' comp benefits.
ellen

Re: Success Board launched!

JudyS on 5/19/01 at 15:56 (048300)

Ellen - that's a really good idea - especially given that now virtually everyone has email/internet.

Re: Success Board launched!

ellen w on 5/19/01 at 16:50 (048307)

Thanks, Judy!

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Nancy N on 5/16/01 at 08:21 (047929)

Sweetfeet--

The message index got deleted a few weeks ago, but your actual message should still be here. I know we all saw it, and many people wanted to know what you did that 'cured' you. If you could post that info, I think it would be greatly appreciated.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Sweetfeet in Washington, DC on 5/16/01 at 09:23 (047940)

as you know, i tried everything--at least almost everything. what helped was basically staying off it, taking an anti-inflammatory and never returning to 'slamming' my foot on cement, otherwise known as running/jogging. i had to give it up and switched exercises (i spin now). oh, yes, i wear birkenstocks, mephistos and dansko shoes. no shoes without support. i NEVER go barefoot. i NEVER wear an unsupportive shoe. and, this is important, if i feel the slightest TWINGE of pain, i pop another anti inflammatory.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Pauline on 5/16/01 at 16:03 (047979)

Sounds like you were cured without ESWT. This is good news because it supports what some of the doctors have been saying for a long long time.
Thanks for the update and happy to see your 'running' around again. Wonderful news.

Re: PF and healing time frames

GinaC on 5/16/01 at 19:17 (048001)

One of the better doctors that I have seen maintains that 90% of PF cases will go into 'remission,' or be 'cured' within 3 years, even without ANY treatment. So patience is a virtue and apparently, PF can be self-limiting.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

wendyn on 5/16/01 at 23:04 (048030)

If the post was made on the 'Social Board' - those are not archived. That's why there's a social board...so we can post as much as we want - about whatever we want...and it doesn't clutter up Scott's archives.

The hard part is - some of those posts are more 'support' and 'success' than they are social...and they unfortunatley are lost forever if they are here.

Re: Success Board needed?

Julie on 5/17/01 at 02:06 (048037)

Wendy, that gives me an idea. Maybe we ought to have a separate 'Success Stories' board - not only so that these helpful posts can be archived, but to encourage people to tell their success stories.

Re: I was doing a search on my last post and it

Scott R on 5/17/01 at 06:32 (048041)

Social board posts are now being archived, but in a different area than the rest so that they currently cannot be searched.

Re: Success Board needed?

Scott R on 5/17/01 at 06:34 (048042)

Julie, that's a great idea about a 'success stories' board. I'll make it both a 'success/horror stories board.

Re: Success Board needed? Yes!

Cynthia D on 5/17/01 at 07:30 (048049)

Julie, that's a terrific idea! That will quickly become the 'most read' section!

Re: Success Board needed?

john h on 5/17/01 at 09:29 (048068)

i like the 'Success Board' idea! it will create hope and positive thinking. sometimes our board is like the nightly news in that there is not much good going on.

Re: Success Board launched!

Julie on 5/17/01 at 09:47 (048074)

...Wow, you've done it already, Scott. Quick work!

I hope everyone who's around the boards now, and gets better, posts a success story before they head off into the wide blue yonder of PF-less life. And comes back now and then to report on how things are going.

Re: Success Board launched!

ellen w on 5/19/01 at 15:17 (048296)

I think the success board is a great idea. I'd also like to suggest a 'terrible stories' board -- not that I want to bring anyone down. Many of the stories we share are very powerful. Perhaps if we stockpiled them and every so often sent a batch of them to every single congressman asking that PF be listed as a disabling condition for SS and workers' comp benefits.
ellen

Re: Success Board launched!

JudyS on 5/19/01 at 15:56 (048300)

Ellen - that's a really good idea - especially given that now virtually everyone has email/internet.

Re: Success Board launched!

ellen w on 5/19/01 at 16:50 (048307)

Thanks, Judy!