Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Taking It Easy
It has been two months since I started actively treating my plantar faciitis. I have been to the doctor and the podiatrist. I got a cortisone shot, and new orthotics. I do stretching exercises and ice my heel. I have limited my walking by not doing aerobic exercise walking. I borrowed a stationary bike for exercise instead. Yesterday was Tom's birthday, and although we celebrated it on Sunday, I wanted to do something special. We spent time outside. I picked flowers for the house, and got the hydrangeas arranged in vases. There is a little bit of water in each vase, which will dry up and then the flowers will be preserved. And yes, they will retain most of their color. click to enlarge We ran a few errands, and picked up some yummy dessert at the Safeway bakery, enough for two servings only. We don't any dessert leftovers around here. Then later in the afternoon I said we could go for that walk we haven't been able to do. Our local elementary school is being rebuilt, and we like to walk up and around the site to check on progress. I am tired on not being able to go for a walk, and it was such a nice day. But, alas, it didn't go so well. By the time I got back home, my heel was on fire, my arthritic ankle had locked up and was spasming, and I was feeling depressed. I rested and iced for a bit, and then got going on preparing a nice dinner. After that, I moved very little. So I guess I'm still grounded. I did some of my exercises this morning, and then went out to putter in the yard for a while. It's a cool, crisp, sunny day, just beautiful. I plan to take my book out and sit in my wicker rocker and read for a while in the sun. I need to soak it up to store up for the dark, wet months ahead. And this evening we return to Qwest field for an important soccer match, when the Sounders take on the Columbus Crew in defending the US Open Cup. SOUNDERS!