Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Feeling irritated

Well, I have been grounded. Benched. Sidetracked for the moment.

I have had plantar faciitis for about two or three weeks now and even though I cut back on my step goal, it is still not gone and only getting worse. I bought better shoes and I am using inserts. Now the muscles around both knees are swollen (I am sure because I have been favoring my right foot). Until I see my doctor on Friday I have been told to stay off my foot and elevate my legs.

I guess its time to regroup and focus on my upper body.

Except I have tendonitis in both thumbs and forearms. It is so bad at times that I can barely lift a coffee cup without using both hands. I never know when I will pick up the hot cup and lose my grip and drop it, hot coffee and all.

Is this an arthritic flare up? It is winter in northern Illinois so this is usually how my body responds. But normally after slowly easing into the day and warming up my joints and muscles, I can move better. This is different.

Slow and steady wins the race. So slow is how I will go for now.

Slow is irritating.


  1. Yes, Beth. Slow is irritating. They say it's good to sit still though. Feel better!

  2. It is hard for me to sit still. I sat still throughout 2011 icing and elevating my knee before replacement. As soon as they told me to walk and break in my new knee I haven't stopped. I guess though, someone is telling me to pay attention AGAIN. Thanks for the well wishes! I will listen. :)