Thursday, 9 July 2009

A strange place to be reminded...

Sitting in the podiatrists office, on the big chair, after having my heel stretched a bit and prodded a bit, after being tickled by the spiky thing that checked for numbness, the podiatrist reached for the doppler, squirted some gel on my feet and checked blood flow.

That sound.

Whoosh-knock-whoosh-knock-whoosh-knock. Only one heartbeat. Mine.

Breathe. Deeply.

I need to do more exercises to ease the plantar fasciitis, I have flat feet, I need shoe inserts made, arthritis is getting a grip on both big toe joints and one second toe joint.

Only one heartbeat. Mine.


12 comments:

  1. Oooh- I know, honey. The first time I had an ultrasound after we lost Kai, I cried from the sound alone. 2 months ago, Alan had one He cried, too.

    Love you.

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  2. Oh no. A strange place indeed. Hugs.
    I hope your feet feel better soon. xx

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  3. My heart drops... Sending hugs...

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  4. Look out!! Here comes a sucker punch to your face!! Sigh. Why isn't there ever a warning?? Indeed, a weird place for that.

    My heart drops too! What a great way to put that. That's exactly how I felt when I read the first part...one heartbeat. UGH!

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  5. Wow, that came out of left field. So sorry you have to endure these firsts...

    xoxo

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  6. Yeah, wouldn't see that coming... Sorry that you received such an unexpected reminder.

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  7. stupid spurs! I get those too. well since I had my custom orthodics made for my flat feet I really don't notice the spurs as much anymore. yay me!

    It's just that I can't wear my shoes around the house, that's not comfortable. so I will often twist my ankle while getting up from the toilet and so on...

    lol

    Hope you can get those orthodics quick!! oh and I have flat feet too...oh man just sitting here at my computer and I twisted my ankle!! grr...it hurts.

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  8. Just when you thought the podiatrist's office was a neutral place...

    Ugh, I'm so sorry.

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  9. The strangest places/things can be reminders. Thinking of you.

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  10. I still freeze anytime I hear that whoosh-knock sound. I'm sorry that hit so unexpectedly. Your always in my thoughts.
    xoxo

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