Sunday, February 20, 2011

Hello Sweet Readers!

To My Regular Readers and Newest Followers...Hello!

I hope that you are all doing well.  By now, I'm certain that many of you have become used to my random disappearing acts!  :)  Just when I seem to think that I have this blogging/parenting/living thing down pat, :) life seems to hand me another curve ball.

Nothing drastic to report, just trying to juggle physical therapy appointments with daily living. 

As some of you know, I was experiencing a lot of foot pain back in December and at my husband's assistance, I made an appointment with the podiatrist.  X-Rays revealed a fracture in my heel...a secondary symptom, albeit a painful one, to my primary complaint...plantar fasciitis.  Five weeks after being casted on December 23rd, I got the green light to wean off the walking cast and wear tennis shoes...all.the.time.

Ugh.  I mean, tennis shoes are great when you're working out, but they aren't that attractive with your non-athletic outfits.  *sigh*  But, I'm being good and sticking to the  "no bare feet" in the house rule as well as "tennis shoes at all times" rule.

In addition, about 3 weeks ago I began physical therapy to correct my walk, and develop strength and flexibility in my ankle which I lost to the chronic pain and repetitive injury of the plantar fasciities.

This past Thursday, a follow-up appointment found me getting two cortisone injections in my foot to combat the inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament and a new splint from AirCast that I wear to bed.  This keeps my foot in a flexed position, lengthening the ligament to keep it stretched.  (Even with physical therapy I have been unable to walk on my foot in the morning...limping to get baby, use the restroom, etc.)

So, I have been striving hard to put myself first.  This has meant listening to my body and doing what is best for my health.  With physical therapy two times a week, and the other responsibilities that I have taken on including Daisy Scout Leader, PTA Room Mother, and carpool driver for ballet, School of Religion, etc.), I pretty much crumple into a heap at the end of the evening! 

I am still nursing our littlest one full-time (which takes a lot of energy in and of itself), but we have introduced solids.  Luke has taken to eating solids like a champ!  He loves food.  His current favorites are carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash.  This week we are trying out sweet peas and green beans.  Rice and oatmeal are favorites too!

Here are some pictures of what we've been up to since February 11th. Hard to believe that our precious little one is 6 1/2 months old!  Time flies!



3 comments:

  1. I was so happy to see your name pop up! It sound slike you have been through the ringer with your foot and back. I am happy to read things are getting better, just tedious and slow.
    I can't believe hoe big Luke is getting! They grow so fast at that age, sounds like he's cultivating quite the palate too, little sweetie! I hope the rest of the family is doing well and take care of that foot!

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  2. I have not been posting as often as I would like. Taking care of you is the most important thing to do. Hope your foot feels better soon.

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  3. Well HI!
    I was about to send out the National Guard to find you.
    Sorry to hear that you are having a such a tough time. Wow.
    Luke is sooo precious, can't believe how much he has grown!
    Please let me know if you need anything-I'll be down the highway in no time!!!! :)

    Melinda

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your kind words are appreciated! As Mother Teresa said, "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love."

Valerie