if you know me ...

you know I absolutely hate going to the doctor. If I can put it off, tough it out, pop OTC painkillers 'til the cows come home, or try some ineffectual home remedy - I will.

I will do ANYTHING to avoid a trip to the doctor. I blame my maternal grandma and her ingrained aversion to those in the profession, and my unsatisfactory dealings with many of them in the pursuit of getting decent care for my mom. I dislike doctors like some people hate lawyers! I will, and often do, look it up online to try to diagnose myself so that I can figure out whether I really have to go to the doctor or not (always trying to keep it on the 'not going' side of the fence). And the stupid part is - at this moment in my life anyway - I have full medical coverage ... I could go every day and have EVERY test, just for the hell of it. But I don't /won't.

Early in the year, Jan/Feb I would say, I began to be aware of this occasional pain in my left heel. By March it was worse - but I had a trip to go on, and I was sure it would "work itself out". But, I'm apparently going to have to break down and call this next week for an appointment with the good ortho guy up in Morgantown.

The item pictured below is my current saving grace and very likely the only way I will be able to stand (no pun intended) the wait (however long or short) for the appointment:

Sigh .... it's hell getting old!

3 comments:

b. said...

Oh, honey...I hope you get it fixed! That hurts like a mofo!

Is it plantar fascitis? Heel Spur? Neuroma? Damn, I had that...hur-urts!!

b. said...

I'm not even kidding....

go see a podiatrist.
tape it with athletic tape

Poor baby....I'm sorry.

LuluBunny said...

Thanks so much for the sympathy b. :)

Don't know yet which baddy it is, but whichever one I've got, it sure can hurt! Fortunately my little heel pad thingies are helping (I've got them in my socks since I hardly ever wear shoes). But I'm still gonna have to go to doc about it (grumble, grumble).

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