Have you ever gone to the doctor over and over and been told there is nothing wrong with you? Frustrating, right? I used to go to the doctor for migraines, and they would tell me it was the stress in my life and if I got rid of that, I would be rid of the migraines. Ok, so yes, stress can cause a headache, but this was something else. It was peanut butter. Yeah, it sucked!
Another time I went for some cuts I had on my ankles due to a creek walk. The cuts seemed to be getting bigger and the doctor just kept saying to put tons of neosporin on and cover them with bandages. So I looked like a fool with these big nasty bandages around my ankles in the middle of May, and it was still getting worse. Finally, the doctor sent me to a dermatologist who took one look at me, wiped off all the neosporin and told me to NEVER use it on myself again because I’m allergic to it. Fantastic. I’m a freak of nature.
Last year, I was going to the doctor a lot because I kept throwing up! And I had horrible heartburn- well, it was under my ribs, so I guess it wasn’t heartburn, but that was what I thought it was. The doctor kept saying that I had the flu or food poisoning. But Annabelle and I eat the same thing all the time and she wasn’t sick. And she wasn’t catching the flu from me. Finally, a nurse practitioner asked me if I had a gall bladder still. Bingo! Gall bladder gone = vomiting gone!
I went to a doctor for 2 years for infertility. Did all kinds of tests and took way too many fertility drugs. They couldn’t find a SOLID reason why it wasn’t happening. Then I started seeing a chiropractor, went off the drugs and BAM I was pregnant!
All of these examples are to say that I have a history of doctors saying nothing is wrong, and then FINALLY finding a solution. I don’t blame the doctors, I think I am really a weirdo. I actually bought a shirt in Colorado that says “Freak of nature”. I mean, really, who is allergic to neosporin?
So when I went to the podiatrist today, I was actually hoping that I had a tear or fracture or something that is “easy” to fix with a boot and some crutches. And that wasn’t the case. He said the MRI looked clear. Ugh!!!! This is how it went:
Dr: So the good news is that the MRI was clear
Me: Of course it was!
He did say there was some density in the MRI that shouldn’t be there, so he offered me a cortisone shot to help break it up and help it heal. I said shoot it up, I want to be able to walk without pain. It hurts when I’m just sitting, not just when there is weight on it, so I am ready for the pain to go away.
So Annabelle watched, fascinated, as they shot cortisone into my ankle. He told me I should take it easy tonight, but that I could do whatever I want tomorrow.
Me: Can I run?
Dr: How about we give it 5 days before you try that?
Me: Ok 😦
So…I’m sitting here typing with ice on my foot. I asked on Facebook about icing after a shot and was told ok to ice, just alternate with heat. So I’m moving on to heat next and I hope that helps because I am in a wee bit of pain right now and just want to FEEL BETTER!!!!
And…t minus 5 days until I lace up my running shoes and give it a try!