If these episodes of bad luck would just end, I could get on with my life. This past April I had a fracture in my right foot, that should have been healed by now. But again, back in the orthopedic doctor office to assess what’s going and why do I have such awful pain and foot swelling each day? He gave me some stretches to do and walk on my tip-toes to stretch out ligaments that have tightened. Well, I did as I was told and suffered through the intense pain during the stretches. Then, I had the most pain I have had months and a huge swollen foot. I called a doctor friend of mine in a different city and explained my situation. They pin pointed the problem that the bone probably healed, but my doctor here has missed the ligament tear. All of the symptoms added up to exactly this. So, here I am again with a boot on my foot and hoping this all ends soon.
I just want to walk without pain again. I was actually feeling better when he suggested keeping my foot isolated in a boot. However i get awful hip pain from the difference of height of the boot and my shoes so I went online and bought wood sole shoes from Sweden. Yes, I look like one of Santa’s elves, but the wood sole does not let my foot flex and I have so much relief. But ever since this past visit with my ortho MD suggesting tip toe standing stretches or wear high heels, I have to do my best with this new torn ligament and start all over again. UGH!
I know that all of this is due to my sucky immune system and the way steroids through the years have messed up bones. But, seriously, I just need some good luck. I’m not a good candidate for chronic illness, I have too much to do and my beloved horses miss me. I need my endurance back and my leg strength, I will get it back and I will dance everyday of my life when all this bad luck goes away.
Stay healthy friends,
I acquired AOSD in 2008. I have suffered so terribly and have found ways to help me regain my life. This my personal journal of this mystery illness to diagnosis. I hope that I can help others with my experience and information.