I know many of you had been wondering what happened to me, well, let’s just say that I have going through Hell and back and I am now back!
When you have problems with your feet, your world if completely altered and that’s what happened to me. I was having horrible, sharp pains in my right foot to the point that it drove me to tears. When you work in a casino like I do, you are on your feet all the time and this was a big problem. While standing 8 hours behind a gaming table I would often pull the “flamingo stance” as I called it. I would stand on my left foot and literally prop up my right foot like a flamingo would as this was the only way I could take pressure off of it.
Walking, standing, taking stairs… all of it caused pain. If I sat down for more than 10 minutes and got back up, the pain was even worse! I was basically SOL at this point and finally made it to the doctor. After several x-rays and many visits later I was told that I have multiple bone spurs, bone deterioration and arthritis. As you can imagine, I was not a happy girl.
I was set to a podiatrist for more x-rays and tests. Then to my surprise I was told that I also had Morton’s Neuroma. Could they add anything else to this list? No wonder my foot was killing me!
A few shots in the foot later, some bulky foot padding, pain meds, numb toes and lots of limping around, my foot was finally somewhat tolerable again! My foot is still not 100%, but I will take 40% over nothing any day! My next appointment is on May 8th and I am praying that they will tell me that things are looking better and that this will somehow heal. I know, not likely, but I can hope! :o)
I am going to go into greater detail on my foot issues in later posts. I have been doing some research and it does seem that these symptoms are common in many over weight people. Maybe my experience and the information that I have gathered along the way can help someone else out. :o)
After all of the previous issues, I feel like I can actually start to get myself back on track again. For the past few years I have tried every flippin diet, pill and fad out there to lose this weight. Final results… mostly failures. The ones that actually kinda worked always ended up in a plateau and the weight came back shortly after.
May 1st is the start of my new diet and way of living. I am hoping if I can stick to this that it will get me off all of my meds and maybe, just maybe I can kick all of the medical problems I have racked up along the way.
So here’s to a new beginning and a healthy me. :o)