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my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

Posted by paula on 10/06/01 at 21:32 (062413)

a brief summary of my nightmare year so far. i pulled my tibial tendon muscles, both feet many times this year , developed pf and tendonitis real bad. it was ultimately because of a muscle wasting disease that is now corrected. but i've not walked in over a year. i am in therapy at a muscle disease specialty place and my physical rehab doctor told me this past week he wants to put me on a real safe anabolic steroid cause at the rate i'm improving it'll be a year or so till i walk again and this will speed it up. i'm ready. bring on the steroids. am just waiting for the ok of my endocrinologist, which i think will come next week. i wonder if i'll grow a mustache along with muscles. i wonder if my personality will be masculanized. i don't care. i just want to walk again. i feel like orlando.

Re: welcome paula to healing place !

linda A on 10/07/01 at 08:17 (062423)

don't know anything about anabolic steroids . had several steriod injections in the feet , over 12 in past yr . had surgery last yr on both feet for p.f. and TTS . now it is chronic pain syndrome . feet throbb every day . i came to this site for good advice ,emotional support and a few laughs . hang in there paula ! what part of the usa are you writing from ? i like to write it in my note pad . thank you . linda

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

wendyn on 10/07/01 at 09:10 (062425)

Don't worry about a moustache. I have no idea if you'll grow one or not - but that's what waxing is for. No big deal. Some of us can grow a moustache without steroids!!

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

paula on 10/07/01 at 10:54 (062430)

thanks folks. bring on the mustache, as long as i walk again. i'm in atlanta georgia. wendyn if i grow one we'll just see who has the best mustache. see, i'm practicing my manly p***ing contest to match my new hormonal status.

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

wendyn on 10/07/01 at 16:56 (062443)

Thank you for the offer Paula - and I'm not one to bow out of a p%@#ing contest. Normally. However, I will defer the great honor of moustache growong - mine is removed by force quite consistently.

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

BGCPed on 10/07/01 at 21:49 (062448)

That is very unfortunate. What if anything did they do about your footwear, shoe or braces? PF and post tib tendon issues are usually related to over pronation. What was the disease? and which happened first?

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

paula on 10/08/01 at 00:38 (062452)

hey thanks for asking and for the sympathy. yes, you are right. over pronation was a big problem all my life. birkies fixed it for years. then over a year ago i developed awful achlles tendonitis both feet. right after that plantar fasciitis from hell. then i fell down and tore peroneus brevis and inside tibial muscles of both legs got sprained, inflamed horribly.
when all this healed i started physical therapy. every time they got me standing up i re pulled post tib tendon. after months of this i developed tendonitis all over body. ended in hospital unable to function at all. they discovered i had hyperthyroid muscle wasting disease. so the disease caused all the muscle pulls which leave me with absolutely screwed up feet.
theyve corrected the muscle disease but feet are just messed up totally. now i'm in therapy at a place that specializes in muscle disease and am gaining muscle everywhere but in feet and ankles. these muscle specialists don't know orthapedics so i just go from pod to orthotist and throw money at em and never get the complex orthtotic needed for severe post tib tend dysfunction tho i read about these orthotics online and dr ed has told me about three of them. the richie brace, the arizona, the mueller.
can't find anyone in atlanta so far who will cast me for these, just want to cast me for the type of orthotic they make. which is not adequate for the mess that are now my feet. my therapist says if i get the right orthotic they can get me walking but hurry up cause 14 months not walking pretty serious . what to do. ? keep getting a useless orthotic every month. fly to dr richie in calif? fly to dr mueller in missouri? fly to arizona? i might have to. this is just rediculous. i better go soon cause thousands of wasted dollars i'm running out of time, money.

Re: linda

susie on 10/08/01 at 12:08 (062469)

Linda, You sound like me..Had the tts surgery 5 months ago . 5 weeks ago developed pf. and now they say chronic pain symdrome. Do you take any meds? I have the throbbing and tingle feelings every day most of the day. The more I walk the worse it gets.....I am in aqua therapy now. Have you tried anything different? Susie

Re: susie---- i am schedule to see a doc at the pain clinic

linda A on 10/09/01 at 16:58 (062566)

hello susie ! i tried to be patient for a whole yr after the surgery . that is when two different podiatrist told me it was now chronic pain syndrome . been suffering thru the pain . don't like narcotics . been on all kinda of anti-inflammatories . so , now i am waiting to see a pain mgmt doc in november . heard about drugs called ' off label drugs ' not approved by FDA for pain mgmt , but approved for other things such as , anti-seizure meds . these drugs used at low dose can be beneficial for pain mgmt . doc says i may also need a spinal block . after working 8 hrs ( 12 hrs yesterday ) per day , i don't feel like doing anything . take care .

Re: welcome paula to healing place !

linda A on 10/07/01 at 08:17 (062423)

don't know anything about anabolic steroids . had several steriod injections in the feet , over 12 in past yr . had surgery last yr on both feet for p.f. and TTS . now it is chronic pain syndrome . feet throbb every day . i came to this site for good advice ,emotional support and a few laughs . hang in there paula ! what part of the usa are you writing from ? i like to write it in my note pad . thank you . linda

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

wendyn on 10/07/01 at 09:10 (062425)

Don't worry about a moustache. I have no idea if you'll grow one or not - but that's what waxing is for. No big deal. Some of us can grow a moustache without steroids!!

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

paula on 10/07/01 at 10:54 (062430)

thanks folks. bring on the mustache, as long as i walk again. i'm in atlanta georgia. wendyn if i grow one we'll just see who has the best mustache. see, i'm practicing my manly p***ing contest to match my new hormonal status.

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

wendyn on 10/07/01 at 16:56 (062443)

Thank you for the offer Paula - and I'm not one to bow out of a p%@#ing contest. Normally. However, I will defer the great honor of moustache growong - mine is removed by force quite consistently.

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

BGCPed on 10/07/01 at 21:49 (062448)

That is very unfortunate. What if anything did they do about your footwear, shoe or braces? PF and post tib tendon issues are usually related to over pronation. What was the disease? and which happened first?

Re: my life gets weirder and weirder, i'm being put on anabolic steroids!!

paula on 10/08/01 at 00:38 (062452)

hey thanks for asking and for the sympathy. yes, you are right. over pronation was a big problem all my life. birkies fixed it for years. then over a year ago i developed awful achlles tendonitis both feet. right after that plantar fasciitis from hell. then i fell down and tore peroneus brevis and inside tibial muscles of both legs got sprained, inflamed horribly.
when all this healed i started physical therapy. every time they got me standing up i re pulled post tib tendon. after months of this i developed tendonitis all over body. ended in hospital unable to function at all. they discovered i had hyperthyroid muscle wasting disease. so the disease caused all the muscle pulls which leave me with absolutely screwed up feet.
theyve corrected the muscle disease but feet are just messed up totally. now i'm in therapy at a place that specializes in muscle disease and am gaining muscle everywhere but in feet and ankles. these muscle specialists don't know orthapedics so i just go from pod to orthotist and throw money at em and never get the complex orthtotic needed for severe post tib tend dysfunction tho i read about these orthotics online and dr ed has told me about three of them. the richie brace, the arizona, the mueller.
can't find anyone in atlanta so far who will cast me for these, just want to cast me for the type of orthotic they make. which is not adequate for the mess that are now my feet. my therapist says if i get the right orthotic they can get me walking but hurry up cause 14 months not walking pretty serious . what to do. ? keep getting a useless orthotic every month. fly to dr richie in calif? fly to dr mueller in missouri? fly to arizona? i might have to. this is just rediculous. i better go soon cause thousands of wasted dollars i'm running out of time, money.

Re: linda

susie on 10/08/01 at 12:08 (062469)

Linda, You sound like me..Had the tts surgery 5 months ago . 5 weeks ago developed pf. and now they say chronic pain symdrome. Do you take any meds? I have the throbbing and tingle feelings every day most of the day. The more I walk the worse it gets.....I am in aqua therapy now. Have you tried anything different? Susie

Re: susie---- i am schedule to see a doc at the pain clinic

linda A on 10/09/01 at 16:58 (062566)

hello susie ! i tried to be patient for a whole yr after the surgery . that is when two different podiatrist told me it was now chronic pain syndrome . been suffering thru the pain . don't like narcotics . been on all kinda of anti-inflammatories . so , now i am waiting to see a pain mgmt doc in november . heard about drugs called ' off label drugs ' not approved by FDA for pain mgmt , but approved for other things such as , anti-seizure meds . these drugs used at low dose can be beneficial for pain mgmt . doc says i may also need a spinal block . after working 8 hrs ( 12 hrs yesterday ) per day , i don't feel like doing anything . take care .