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New Brace

Posted Nov 05 2009 10:00pm
I got my new brace on Monday. Michael came and fitted me and we walked around in the hallway and everything seemed fine, then I went to pt and everything seemed fine. Then I went to Target. My foot started to really kill me. I had to stop shopping and go home. I called the orthopedist and tell them that my foot hurt real bad, Michael said he wanted to know if I had any problems, and he said I wasn't supposed to wear it for very long the first day. Well, why didn't he tell me that to begin with? So I Let my foot get some rest for the rest of the day and the next day I put the brace on and as soon as I put weight on my foot it hurt like crazy, I knew there was going to be a problem, but they said I should wear it for a little while so I wore it to the hospital to get my mri. By the time I got home I had a blister on my foot right in the arch that had already ripped open and hurt like crazy! I called the orthopedist again. They said they would not be able to come get the brace to fix it until Monday! I started to cry! I had already waited so long for it and had not even gotten to do laundry or anything! A few hours later she called me back and said that someone would be coming by the next day to see if he could do something about my brace!
He came this morning and checked out my brace. it turns out when the mold of my leg was made he didn't make me put weight on my foot so he didn't notice that my feet are pretty flat and so he made the foot part of the brace with a high arch and that is why I got a blister. Hopefully he can file it down a little and it will fit better and I can get it back tomorrow and all will be good, because other than that it seemed to work pretty well. And I really need to do laundry!
I am still crying all the time, can't seem to win for anything lately. Everything goes wrong and nothing goes my way. I feel so fat and have headaches all the time. I don't think I am going to work at all this year. I start my IMRT treatment on the 11th until the 22nd and then I have a plane ticket to go to PA on the 23rd. And then from what I found out tonight I guess something was found on my latest MRI because I was told I am gonna have gamma knife when I get back next year. I guess I'll find out more when I go in on wed for my first appt.
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