Monday, June 29, 2009

stupid foot

My left foot has been hurting for about 2 months now.  It's been x-rayed - nothing.  My whole leg had an ultrasound - no clots.

So, the doctors (I've been to 3.) think it's just from exercising.  I do pool exercises twice a week with 70 and 80 year old women.  But, then my knee is close to 100 years old because of that accident when I was 18.

It really bums me out.  Isn't it enough that my knee always hurts?  Now my ankle hurts, too.

I think it may slowly be getting better.  I'm in physical therapy now and I'm trying to rest it.  I just hate resting!  There are so many things that I want to do.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cute kitten photo

Twinkle was interested in my handbag that I had just emptied out. He was very happy when I put him into it and carried him around the house.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


No, this is not about beautiful Brad Pitt as Achilles. It's about the tendonitis I have in my Achilles' tendon. It's only in my left leg - the totally screwed up side. The tendon is shorter on my left leg because I can't straighten the leg (due to the knee cap being removed when I was just 18). So, the exercises I have been doing only injured the left leg. I went to a new doctor, Baxter, on Thursday. He told me to return to exercising lightly and keep stretching the tendon. The podiatrist had told me not to exercise and not to stretch.

I am starting to feel a bit better. It is amazing to me how foot pain totally trumps knee pain. I didn't think anything could beat my knee in pain. But, feet are even more important.

I'm hoping that I might be able to visit Kevin in NYC before August!