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.


  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.

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

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

  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 heartbeat. UGH!

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


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

  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...


    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!! hurts.

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

    Ugh, I'm so sorry.

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

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



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