So, I guess y’all can consider this my medical update. A few of y’all knew I had something going on with my left foot and I figured this would be the “easy” way to explain it all to everyone. Other that what was said above I don’t have anything else to add. This too shall pass with time. The only bad part about this is I really hate sitting on my ass and doing nothing. I thrive on coming and going as I please. The break from everything will probably do my body good so I can’t complain. Life handed me a boot to wear and wear it I will. I will tell y’all this one thing, my foot being immobilized is the best it has felt in a very long time and that my friends is a great thing for me.
Well, life itself didn’t give me this boot, that beauty was provided by my podiatrist earlier this morning. Why? Well, I will see if I can try to explain it all. I’m no doctor so I have to translate it all into a way I understand it and maybe y’all will understand it as well. Right now, the diagnosis is all but assumption only since my left foot is so swollen that doing an MRI would not provide the best results. So, I will be having my MRI next Friday morning. So, the guess right now based on x-rays and my symptoms is that I have torn my plantar fascia ligament and have an entrapped nerve in the tarsal tunnel (tibial nerve). So, for now, I get to wear this rigid walking boot during the day and a rigid sleeping boot when in bed to keep it as immobilized as possible for the next couple of weeks. Which really sucks for me because we have passes to go to Schlitterbahn in Galveston this coming Sunday. It is what it is. I never imagined this kind of pain before. This comes from a person who has had a knee replaced, multiple knee surgeries, and many broken bones. I know a little bit about pain. But, there is no pain I have ever suffered as bad as it being on the bottom of my foot. I think I would rather it be broken or sprained that be in this condition, that is for sure. I was told that there will be a surgery in my very immediate future to “relieve pressure” and repair damages if possible.