Tuesday I stayed home from work and went to the doctor. After sitting in deep pain and not sleeping with pain for significant portions of this past weekend, I decided that I needed to do something. I called Monday and could be seen by the nurse practioner at my doctor's office on Tuesday at 9:30. I took it.
The NP was a lovely woman. She wears Birkenstocks and showed me her arch support, so what's not to like? She ordered xrays. The xrays showed no stress fracture. She tested the plantar fascia--and pronounced it very healthy. The achilles tendon is suspect and I have heel spurs. She suggests going to a foot doctor and getting a shot.
The shot in the foot makes me feel a little sqwishy in the stomach. I have foot issues. But to end the pain, I would do it. The problem is, I have to get an appointment with the foot doctor. A friend at prayer group last night recommended a foot doctor. The problem is, I know it will take a while to get in. My foot hurts now. Typically when I make an appointment far in advance for something like that it is gone by the time the appointment gets here. Why can't I just skip the appointment and just be well in a couple of weeks and not need an appointment?
I have several friends who have had the same problem I have with their feet and all of them just wore a boot for a while. Doctor checked them out and fitted them for a boot on the spot. But, me, I can never do it the simple way. And the boot wouldn't have gone with my Easter outfit I suppose. If it still hurts next week I will try to call the foot doctor and get an appointment. But I have neither a stress fracture nor plantar fasciitis (spelling is questionable and I am too lazy to look it up). Then why does my foot hurt? And what shall I do until it gets better?