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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

It never rains but it pours!

My tiredness continued last week and I was starting to worry that I had one of the many symptoms associated with Covid 19.  I haven't had any other signs so it's probably still my thyroid imbalance that I know it will pass when the extra dosage of thyroxin kicks in. It has been all consuming and definitely  exacerbated by the changing temperatures. 


I did a very silly thing on Saturday while relaxing in the garden,  I wore some flip flops.  Now it normally takes me a few days to get used to wearing them, especially the bit between my toes.  My initial days  also include a few trips when I don't quite grip the shoe tight enough or lift my foot high enough and the front edge of the rubber shoe scuffs the floor propelling me forward!  I cuss loudly and carry on because they are my 'go to' summer garden shoes as  they slip on and off so easily.  
When I got up Sunday I couldn't put my foot to the floor due to heel pain. I knew immediately that I'd aggravated my  planter fasciitis. Lots of people suffer from heel pain and I thank heavens its only in one foot. I started the foot exercises straight away and did some hot and cold compresses, fortunately  it did start to feel a little better but I know all too well it can come back at any time so I've sent for some supports.  I first got PF when I had to start wearing steel toe capped boots full time in 2003. Working on a quayside is dangerous. The debris left behind by lorries is incredible, especially the glass, wire and bolts. Our boots had a complete steel mid sole to insure against inpregnation this meant they didn't  flex when you walked. It took me months to get used to them and a lot of money buying sole supports. 

Then to top it all I was getting the shopping out of the boot and thought the boot door was completely out of the way but it wasn't. I cracked my head so hard that I saw stars! I was really surprised when there was no mark on my forehead. I had a painful lump, throbbing headache  but no mark, well not for a couple of days. Strangely enough the bruise came out near my eye. So I look and feel like I've done 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. 

Feet willing, I will be taking the opportunity to get out more often after Wednesday. My main walk will still be with Bertie distance wise but walking a dog  can be quite leisurely while he sniffs everything under the sun. I'd like a speedier walk to get my heart rate up. Hubbys boss has been in touch to say there would be a phased return  to work from 11th. Five members first then the rest in stages. Hubby was instructed to seek medical advice. The doctor  told him  he can't go back to work until 23rd June and then only if health and safety is in place.  Back soon. Tx 












34 comments:

  1. Oh, my word, that's a shiner and a half. Poor you.
    xx

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    1. I have a slight mark just above my nose but the bruise has come out in a line from my eye to nose.

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  2. Wow, you have been in the wars! You don't do things by halves do you? Hope it all gets better soon. Husband had PF, also from wearing steel toecapped boots for many years, he still suffers from time to time.

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    1. PF can be so painful so he has my sympathy. I was merrily brushing my teeth and looked in the mirror and there it was, my black eye.

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  3. Crikey, you’ve had a time of it with mishaps! Hope your PF gets better soon x

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    1. Thank you Ann. Let's hope it's the last of it.

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    1. Hi Marlene, hope all is good with you. I know you have an underactive thyroid too. It can really make you feel miserable.

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    1. Fingers crossed that I don't do anything else.

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  6. Blimey, talk about the walking wounded. I live in flip-flops too so I realize how easy it is to trip over them but they are practical for slipping on and off aren't they. And I bet that prang with the car boot hurt. Poor you - stay safe this week!

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  7. OMG it never rains but it pours! I hope your thyroid meds kick in soon. That is quite the shiner you've got, I'm amazed you didn't have a concussion! I always get PF when I don't wear sturdy shoes in the summer. Sandals look nice but give no support and I really pay for it.

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    1. It's a horrible pain isn't it. I have to have shoes with a slight heel almost all the time. I have proper walking boots for dog walking too. So I know it was the flip flops that aggravated it.

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  8. Hope you feel better soon : )

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  9. Oh my goodness! Poor you!!!! That looks so painful. I hope it goes down soon. Do you have any arnica? That's the best thing for bruises!

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    1. I dug out the arabica cream on Sunday and its fading fast now.

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  10. Oh dear, I hope the swelling and bruising around your eye disappears very soon.

    God bless.

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  11. It's the reason I never wear flip flops, the few times I've tried I have had nothing but accidents, so it's converse style canvas shoes for me, with some old ones with the backs folded down for slipping on to go out in the Van garden when necessary.

    That shiner is a beauty, but no doubt extremely painful. I brought my boot down on my head last year and saw stars and really don't know how I managed to drive home. I had an egg-sized lump that came up cartoon fashion and stayed for 24 hours ... which cause much amusement and got me no sympathy!!

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    1. My forehead is more painful that's why I'm surprised the bruise didn't come out there.

      I'm struggling with this new Blogger too.

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  12. Oh my goodness, you've been in the wars. I think I've got plantar fasciitis, though I haven't had it diagnosed. I put off going to the doctors for as long as I can with any ailment, and of course, now isn't the time to be going if you don't have to. I have such pain in my left heel though. You want some steak for that eye, though what a waste that would be, eh?

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    1. Steak would be a real waste. Plantar fasciitis also known as policeman's foot is so painful and there's no cure.

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  13. Oh crikey Tania, you've been having it rough haven't you and what a shiner you've got! I know what you mean about dog walking, it's very hard to get any speed up with ours either, but at least we're all allowed out more now. I'll still be picking and choosing where I go though. Hope the medication works and you start to feel less tired soon. Take care of yourself. xx

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  14. So glad you commented, I can save your blog link now. Yes I've been in the wars, I feel and look like it too, black eye and limp. You have to laugh. I think social distancing is here to stay.

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  15. Oh goodness, you have been in the wars. PF is horrible and unless you’ve had it, people have no idea how debilitating it can be. When mine flares up I use one of those bumpy plastic balls that you roll back and forwards under your foot - ruddy uncomfortable but it does seem to work, and can nip an attack in the bud.

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    1. I totally agree how debilitating it can be. I have an old glass rolling pin that you put ice in and roll my foot on that. I love walking g and this is killing me!

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  16. Ouch and ouch! Hope you're in less pain now.

    I don't wear flip flops for exactly that reason, I'd love to be all floaty and summery but I am more fall-on-my-facey.

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    1. Flip flops are my garden shoes but if my PF doesn't go away, I'll have to think again.

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  17. I'm behind with blog reading at the moment, so I'm sorry I'm late to catch up. Poor you. I hope by he time you read this you are beginning to feel much better. I swear flip flops are cursed. X

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  18. Ouch! I hope that goes down soon and isn't too painful!

    I've had more than my fair share of spills this year... I burnt my wrist in January, then 3 days later I fell over in work's car park (a cut knee, swollen ankle and foot). In February, I bumped my head on the edge of my friend's car boot only moments after she'd done the same and warned me! At Easter, I broke my front tooth... Now considering purchasing a bubblewrap suit! :D

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  19. Or a great insurance policy ;o)
    I could feel the lump with my fingers but it wasn't visible, yet the bruise came out either side of my nose and corner of my eye.

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