Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chapter 2 page 277 - heel update 2 (of many)

You can absolutely skip reading this post - it simply has to bore you to death to hear about my heel.  I'm blogging about it in case anyone else out there struggles with PF and more importantly- I'm writing about my journey through rehab as a reminder to myself of the highs and lows that come with dealing with a chronic issue.

I had my 2nd PT session on Tuesday morning - yep, more scrapping.  It was a lot more painful this time, but still - it's very do-able.  It's uncomfortable - not really so much PAIN.  It helps to know that there are only about 20 scrapes in each direction on each spot . . . it's still about 40 minutes of it though.  After the scrapping, then there is a short ultrasound session which doesn't really feel like anything.  Then, with the aide  of a belt, a long stretch. 
 Later in the day on Tuesday, "C" I ran 6 miles.  It hurt - it always hurts.  It's not new, but I have to say I really am getting fed up with the pain that ALWAYS comes from running.  (fingers crossed - it will eventually go away). 

As part of my job, yesterday I had to stand for about 4 hours on a concrete floor.  It made my heel hurt considerably.  The 2nd half of the day, I was able to sit and dropped my heel off a step so it was stretched for about 90 minutes.  When I got home, besides being exhausted - my heel hurt.  This morning, I woke up to ZERO first step pain.  Woot Woot!  Regretfully, my work duties had me standing on the concrete floor all day once again.  So after a glimmer of hope from a pain free first step this morning, it's back to killing me this afternoon.

More PT on the schedule for tomorrow morning.  Stay tuned. 


  1. Thank you for your words of sympathy. Very thoughtful.

  2. Sounds so painful! I do hope you get lasting relief soon!