November 09, 2007

Foot Frustration

Well I finally had an appointment today to take care of a lingering foot-pain problem I have been having for far too long. Don't bother to ask why I kept putting it off or I will just defer to the usual excuse of the 5 kids, etc etc... So I went in hoping to have a new set of orthotic supports made (I lost one of mine in Korea somehow). Turns out the doctor feels that I don't really have plantar facitis. He felt my symptoms were more like arthritis and took and X-ray to confirm. The treatment is supportive shoes and Tylenol. He relayed it to me like this. It's not that your getting old, it's just like anything as it ages you have to take better care of it. Like an old car needs more oil changes. Somehow I wasn't too consoled at that analogy. Then when I asked if I should be getting a mamogram at my age he said no- I'm too young still. Ah yes! Some threat of youth I can still hold on to. I was relaying this story to a friend of mine that I walk with and she asked "don't you have a birthday coming up this Sunday?" She had to remember...

3 comments:

Julie said...

Hey...that's not fun....I'm older than you are!! Yes, I am falling apart! Good luck with it all. Glad to hear you liked the soup. It was pretty good and easy to me also. I'll have to look at the ingredient amounts again - thanks for the heads up. As for the movie....I may have been editing it when you tried. I hope it works!

The Park Family said...

Kelly- I am so excited to be a part of your blogging now. I was thinking of a Kelly I knew when I saw you add a comment to my blog. Hope you don't mind if I add you to my list to keep in contact with. :) It is good to see photos of you and your family. I know it is bad but, I wouldn't recognize them if I saw them in a dark ally (pretty sad). Now at least I can say I know what my cousins look like. You have an adorable family!!! :)

Melissa said...

It sounds like your doctor could polish his bedside manner a little bit. No one likes to be compared to an old car! There has to be a better analogy. And remember, you can always get a second opinion. :O)