He did tell me, that I needed to get a very rigid brace for my foot which is the step before going in for surgery. If I had surgery I would have to be completely off of my foot for at least 2 months. YIKES! Not good. I don't want surgery anyway.
I got a cast mold made for a custom fit Arizona brace to wear for long standing or walking. It's just lovely, NOT! So I'm gonna run with it. I got black leather, lace-up. They come in nude, or what they called "sand" and pink. Pink? Are you kidding me? And, different closures. NAH! I want black, looks tougher. Ha-ha!
This thing has to worn when I do a lot of walking or standing so I will when I work with my clients. It'll be good on my trip to Spain & Portugal in the fall too.
Of course I looked this all up on the computer as soon as I got home. The medical articles I saw recommended it along with PT. He never said anything about PT but I did look some up too and will do this on my own I guess. No problem. I can do this.
I also decided to get some kinesiology tape to use when I dance to support the arch, or in my case the lack of, when I dance. The brace won't work then so, tape it!
Be aware, the Girls Scouts are out in force with those darn, delicious cookies! Yes, I bought 6 boxes. Four for me and 2 for the troops. I eat about 5 cookies per day as my last snack of the day.
I try to stay away from the grocery stores on the weekend because of those cute, little hawkers but a friend posted her daughters' cookie site on facebook so thats where I order them from. I also got to see my friend when she delivered the cookies to me. The organization sends the troops their cookies for you.
It was so great to see P. and catch-up a bit with her. She immediately asked what was up with my face. Of course, I just blinked at her. She said I looked kinda glowey now. Relaxed. I said that I am relaxed and happy now that I don't work where I used to anymore. Surprise!
Weightloss, happiness, lower blood pressure, lack of stress everyday, makes a world of difference in ones life. It does tend to work magic from the inside out. It will show on the outside and apparently it does. Thanks P. for noticing and bringing me my cookies! Yum! Also, thanks to her daughter G. for being the supplier of the delicious delights.
Thank goodness, these darn cookies only come out once a year. Hee-hee-hee!
It's really comfortable too. I slept in it last night. I followed instructions on YouTube for my issue. I looked at quite a few videos and most were similar. Some used only 1 piece of tape, some used 2 and others up to about 4 pieces. Some went behind the heel of the foot and some did not. I chose to not go behind the heel and I did use 2 strips. When I take a dance class I think I'll add a little more support under the arch.I did wrap a bit more at the ankle and instep and took Delilah out for a walk. A long walk. Probably the longest since all of the walking in Mexico last summer, which made my foot hurt so much and seemingly forever afterwards. I could feel the muscles working and all but none of the horrible pain I have been experiencing. It'll be interesting when I get the Arizona brace. I haven't taken any anti-inflammatorys either. I'm very pleased.
I just found out that the studio that I started going to has added classes on Fri. mornings. I'm so excited. My only totally free morning, unless my clients ask for more time, and I can take classes now. Even if they do ask for Fri. time I'll be able to take the barre class. Dance, dance, dance.
I am trying very hard to not get crazy here though. It's not easy. I want to move so badly, Wish me luck, please.
Peace out and keep dancing.