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