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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tendonitis? While I Heal.....

Since my bone scans came back negative for fractures (yay!) I have become a google doctor.  I'm pretty sure that if they had a certificate or license for those of us who self diagnose based on google, I would be the first to be awarded the degree!  I can't help but want to know what is going on with my foot.  

The swelling was really ouchy after a day of sitting in a wheelchair at Cedar Point! 
(ignore my ugly feet- I hate feet!!!)

While all of my symptoms still really lead me to a stress fracture of the 5th metatarsal, the only other thing I can come up with is peroneal tendonitis.

I have to say, that I think the doctors perpetuate this google doctoring.  Since my scans were negative I was referred to a podiatrist.  When they called to schedule the appointment, the receptionist asked what days were best for me and I responded, "The sooner the better" and her offer..... Wait for it.....

"Our next appointment is August 25th, will that work?"

Ummmmm... NO!  I can barely walk without searing pain and I would like to know what is going on so that I can correct it so that I can train again.  An appointment a whole MONTH from now is NOT going to work for me.   I hate to be one of those people that demand to been seen right away because I know they are busy, but REALLY?  I am being referred to her because I have pain walking, not because I need to have my toenails clipped!  I politely explained that I was in pain even while sitting still and walking was downright painful.  The receptionist kindly "found" an appointment this coming Wednesday.  THANKS!

Does anyone else have this same problem??  Do you have to beg for sooner appointments?

Enough of the whining huh??

The kids had a good day a Cedar Point on Monday.  Too bad it was 100 degrees~ it was a bit hot there and the one thing they enjoyed the most was the splash pad.  We managed to hold them off until evening.  Maybe we should have just gone to a water park!!

Here is big little riding a kid ride, all smiles.  She also went on 3 roller coasters- I was so proud of her for being brave.  She is just tall enough to get on the easier coasters.

Tuesday we took little man to his GI pediatrician appointment.  Story of why here.  He is losing his iron stores again and they are worried he will need another transfusion before long, so we have to find out where he is losing blood.  They have scheduled a colonoscopy and endoscopy for the first week in August.  That ought to be fun for a 19 month old!  He has to be on a clear liquid diet for 24 hours!  

Wednesday we took the kids to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. It was beautiful.  Thursday I went for my bone scan and then Friday we left for camping with my entire family.  It was HOT, but we all had a lot of fun.

That was our week...what did you do this week that was fun?  We are always looking for (nearby) attractions for the kids.


  1. I'm guessing you are right by saying tendonitis. Does it hurt more when touched? In an almost stabby or popping sort of way? I had a very similar pain (read back a few posts) when I had tendonitis across the top/right side of my right foot. It started slowly with pain only when I had shoes on and moved my foot a certain way...then progressed. I stupidly rain a full marathon on the "sometimes pain" and ended up with a purple, bruised foot and pain with every step and even when wiggling my toes. I went to the Dr and was diagnosed with tendonitis. I RICE'd, stayed away from cardio for a month and slowly worked my way back into higher miles - haven't had a problem since.

    Good luck and hopefully you get some answers next week!

    1. Thanks! I wouldn't say it hurts more when I touch it, but the pain seems to radiate from the 5th meta and then across the ball of my feet and up the arch. Some days it feels better than others and usually hurts more while I'm sitting with my foot up! Kinda crazy. I'm trying to stay off of it and we'll see!