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Posted by lisa k on 4/17/02 at 19:13 (080041)

hope all of you are well , had an mri so glad finaly pod ordered one to rule out stress fracture and tears of tendon/now in a ''cam' walking boot helps alot ,but when i overdid it some throbbing pain again at night IN BED ,also familly sistuation improving -as far as my son aand husband not being angry at me -and me not being angry at me- i've had bad feet since childhood ,this is kinda to me like a scietific law of nature-at 37 chronic problems developing..... that require whos knows what, the one thing i am learning is this is goin to take a while -- a friend suggested just thinking about 'well ok TODAY this is how my foot is and this is how i feel and this is what the dr said to do......just for this day' it helps to think about it that way feet do eventually heal with care and patince (sometimes i hate that lil word) surprised mri takes full hr just for a foot ........get the results soon be back then WE will HEAL ,LUV LISA k

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Rich on 4/18/02 at 07:33 (080100)

Hi Lisa,

Glad you got your mri done, and yes it takes longer than you would think. A friend came with me when I got mine done and at one point she told me I dozed off and started snoring! Luckily is was only briefly! How embarrasing! LOL

I'm in the cam walker too! How fun! I'm 35 and never had foot problems before. I am learning not to look too far ahead and take this one day at a time. Your friend sounds supportive. We have to be patient and take it slow, this will not heal overnight.

I will probably have to wear this boot for several more weeks and I keep thinking that school will be out in just a month! Want to rush, but don't want to reinjure and be stuck back at square one for the summer.

Good luck and Have a Great Today!
Rich

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Carmen on 4/18/02 at 07:35 (080102)

Yes Lisa...One day at a Time applies to everything that can be hard to handle...

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Diane O. on 4/18/02 at 11:04 (080128)

Sorry to interupt this conversation and sort of change the subject. I have seen Cam walker mentioned several times but have no idea what it is. Im sure it is on this website somewhere. Can someone explainÉ
Thanks, Diane O.
ps: still havent fixed keyboard and I also think it is kinda funny
Maybe Ièll leave it like that so you all know itès me LOL

Re: Cam Walker

Rich on 4/18/02 at 16:00 (080177)

My cam walker is a removable walking cast. It has an inner soft liner which velcros over the toe area and up the front of the leg. The foot is rigid and has a rocking non slip bottom, very thick padding. There are two supports that come up the sides and 5 velcro straps to secure the foot and leg. It comes almost up to my knee. And it's very heavy, makes a great leg weight! LOL Pretty much immobilizes the foot and leg in a semi-flexed position. I was walking on it at first, but now on crutches also. I much prefer this to my nightsplint!

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

lisa k on 4/19/02 at 01:55 (080243)

thanks Rich for uplifting and supportive comments, made my day ,on a day where i felt very confused/down after getting mri Have a great day and take care! lisa

Re: Cam Walker

lisa k on 4/19/02 at 01:59 (080244)

2nd that night split comment !*grin*,also when doing outside activies ,store etc thinking about crutches to avoid weight bearing after talk w/dr.

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Rich on 4/18/02 at 07:33 (080100)

Hi Lisa,

Glad you got your mri done, and yes it takes longer than you would think. A friend came with me when I got mine done and at one point she told me I dozed off and started snoring! Luckily is was only briefly! How embarrasing! LOL

I'm in the cam walker too! How fun! I'm 35 and never had foot problems before. I am learning not to look too far ahead and take this one day at a time. Your friend sounds supportive. We have to be patient and take it slow, this will not heal overnight.

I will probably have to wear this boot for several more weeks and I keep thinking that school will be out in just a month! Want to rush, but don't want to reinjure and be stuck back at square one for the summer.

Good luck and Have a Great Today!
Rich

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Carmen on 4/18/02 at 07:35 (080102)

Yes Lisa...One day at a Time applies to everything that can be hard to handle...

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

Diane O. on 4/18/02 at 11:04 (080128)

Sorry to interupt this conversation and sort of change the subject. I have seen Cam walker mentioned several times but have no idea what it is. Im sure it is on this website somewhere. Can someone explainÉ
Thanks, Diane O.
ps: still havent fixed keyboard and I also think it is kinda funny
Maybe Ièll leave it like that so you all know itès me LOL

Re: Cam Walker

Rich on 4/18/02 at 16:00 (080177)

My cam walker is a removable walking cast. It has an inner soft liner which velcros over the toe area and up the front of the leg. The foot is rigid and has a rocking non slip bottom, very thick padding. There are two supports that come up the sides and 5 velcro straps to secure the foot and leg. It comes almost up to my knee. And it's very heavy, makes a great leg weight! LOL Pretty much immobilizes the foot and leg in a semi-flexed position. I was walking on it at first, but now on crutches also. I much prefer this to my nightsplint!

Re: hi guys good to read your messages new stuff my foot

lisa k on 4/19/02 at 01:55 (080243)

thanks Rich for uplifting and supportive comments, made my day ,on a day where i felt very confused/down after getting mri Have a great day and take care! lisa

Re: Cam Walker

lisa k on 4/19/02 at 01:59 (080244)

2nd that night split comment !*grin*,also when doing outside activies ,store etc thinking about crutches to avoid weight bearing after talk w/dr.