Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Bag It, Brace It
In our attempt to take better photos with zoom lenses, Tom gave me a uni -pod, a one footed tripod, for Christmas. We already had a tripod which we used to use with our old film style SLR camera. Now that we are into going on nature walks with photography in mind, I wanted an easy way to carry the tripods. So yesterday I designed and created a nylon bag for that purpose. It hangs comfortably over a shoulder. Just grab our camera cases, and away we go. After the new year I got serious about finding some relief from the persistent plantar fasciitis pain in my right foot. I contacted my primary care doc, and had an appointment with my referred podiatrist. Since then I have been taping my foot, with Tom's help. I continue the stretching and icing, and of course, I wear the arch supports and supportive shoes all of the time, as I have for years. The other new addition to the treatment is this night splint. I have worn it for three weeks now, to the point where I don't really even feel it any more. The question is, is it helping? I don't know, but I don't think so. Nothing seems to be helping. Last Saturday I went to a big antique show and was on my feet for about three and a half hours. The first hour was fine. After that I hurt. My doctor told me to report back in about three weeks. It might be time for a second opinion. I guess it's about time to do that. I'll give it until next Monday, and in the mean time I will avoid prolonged walking. But that's no fun.