Good Eye, Bad Foot

January 13, 2008 at 11:38 pm 2 comments

Happy New Year! Since I last posted, two things have developed in my health life, one good and one bad. The good? Thursday I’m having Lasik eye surgery. The bad? I’ve barely had time to think about the surgery because I’ve been so preoccupied with the excruciating pain when I walk caused by achilles tendonitis in my right foot. Tendonitis sucks for anyone, but is especially bad here where I depend so much on my own two feet for transportation. The GP I saw on Tuesday said that if it didn’t improve after two weeks of ice, Aleve and as much rest as possible, that he would send me to a podiatrist. He mentioned that diabetics have a propensity towards tendon problems. “Even well-controlled diabetes?” I asked, and he replied “Yes”. Bummer.

So far after 5 days of ice and rest, it’s feeling about the same, but if I understand correctly, the Achilles tendon is one of those slow-healing things, so I’m trying to be patient. I did buy a nice, squishy pair of New Balance and can walk somewhat comfortably in those (as opposed to not at all/limping in any other shoe), so my goal is to walk as little as possible and only in the New Balance from now until it heals, which I hope and pray will be in time for my 30th birthday in February. I _will_ dance on my 30th birthday, darn it!

Wish me luck with the lasers on Thursday!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. talesofmy30s  |  January 14, 2008 at 12:31 am

    Ugh, yeah!

    I’ve had two bouts with elbow tendonitis + one ankle tendonitis since diagnosis. Yuck.

    Reply
  • 2. Bob  |  February 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

    MAXIDEX WARNING
    I had eye surgery and in the post-op pack was MAXIDEX drops by Alcon Labs. Two days later I was BLIND Other complications are optic nerve damage, corneal damage, glaucoma and secondary infection

    BEWARE

    Reply

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