I have been tramatized today and this is why.
on a heel
on MY FOOT....
OK, I agree, this doesn't look so bad and maybe I am being a big baby, but it hurt..... really bad, poor hubby, I bet he is now sporting some black and blue marks on his arm as I held him really tight when I was getting the injection.
You see years ago I had a problem with my foot and it felt like I was walking on pebbles, I went to the foot doctor and he said I had heel spurs. I ended up having to get a series of three shots in the heel, which worked and I didn't have problems for years and years and years.
A month ago I again started having problems with my foot, but this time it felt like I was walking on a huge rocks instead of pebbles. I got out the shoe inserts from years ago and they helped, I wore my Crocs in the house instead of going barefoot and it helped a little. But it got worse and worse until I could no longer stand it *no pun intended* So I called Dr. Keifer and I would have to wait till the middle of December for a appointment. NO WAY, I told the receptionist, I just could not continue walking in such pain for two more months. So I checked the internet and found Dr. Mark Lambert. I called and got a appointment right away. Today was my appointment with him and I knew more xrays would be taken and I also knew there would be a needle (I hate the needles). The nurse was a lovely lady who was just so nice. She took the X Rays and I waited for the doctor to arrive. He came in the room and asked if my broken ankle bone was causing problems, WHAT, he must have the wrong person, I don't have a broken ankle.... NO, that was my Xray and there was a broken bone in the ankle area that I didn't know I had. He asked if I remember doing this and the only thing I could think of was when I fell over the puppy gate not to long ago and ended up on the dining room floor, but all the pain was in my knee. I did land on my front side and my toes did hit the floor hard, but I thought the knee took the force of the landing. Guess I was wrong. I do need to remember that the older we get the less we bounce.
Dr. said that is very possible that is when I broke the bone, my first broken bone and I didn't even know I broke it.. It is healing and now I wonder if the other ankle has the same injury.
But on to the heel spur and making it all better.. Doc used a air injection for a numbing medication and it hurt a little but not bad at all, I never felt the big needle go into the heel, but I did feel the medication being injected. I knew there was a reason I waited and waited. But the treatment was over in no time and I was on my way home again. Hoping that this time only one injection is all that is needed, but I have a appointment in two weeks and I might have to once again go though the stress of another needle, and I HATE NEEDLES, I feel so traumatized by them.