Hopelessness and frustration with PF and spurs
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Posted by Jeanne on July 18, 1998 at 22:34:41:
It's very difficult to explain to someone, what having this affliction is like. At first it is like any other medical condition that you have abundant hope in fixing it, and moving on. I had a vacation planned to Disneyworld that I had to cancel, but figured I would reschedule when I was better, but it hasn't happened.
I've been on crutches and in a wheel chair now for over 10 months. I know that there are plenty of people worse off than me, but there is that element of feeling sorry for yourself when this PF goes on and on and on.... I want a life back...
I went to an orthotics man, got some custom made from a form of my feet. Went to Physio 3 times a week for Ultrasound, TENS and taping. Tried DayPro, Arthrotec... and finally had cortisone shots directly injected into the affected areas. It recurred to the acute phase before getting all better. Multiple spurs were discovered.
After 10 months of heading for that light at the end of the tunnel, being plunged back into the darkness was tremendously disheartening. Oh well... we shall overcome... won't we????
How about you? Similar thoughts? I sense the same feeling in some of the postings...
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