Monday, July 12, 2010

I missed you!

It's true, I did! But I needed a little break to kind of step back and see where I am. Sometimes when you talk about every single minute detail you miss the big picture. I didn't want to miss the big picture. So wanna know what's up? Well, the good news is that I've seen some improvement. I go to yoga once a week and do what everyone else does, except anything that involves standing on one foot. I can walk a couple of miles. I can even walk on uneven ground. I don't need the TENS unit anymore. That's where things start to get interesting. The TENS unit made it so ridiculously obviously clear what was nerve pain and what was not nerve pain. The TENS got rid of that achy dull constant pain. Honestly, I don't even have that anymore! That's what is allowing me to be more active. The problem is a different kind of pain. A sharp pain, and....wait for unstable feeling. It feels like the bones are not sitting in the joint correctly. And the TENS won't touch that feeling or that pain. And this type of pain is predictable. It occurs AFTER any activity. Seriously. Not during the activity. I'm fine. But I know once I stop and begin to relax that it will happen and last at least 18 hours.
Sooooo, I saw Dr. McGorgeous this morning. And I knew going in that I was going to be VERY FIRM about this instability. I wasn't going to hear anything else about crappy nerve pain. So the first thing he tells me is that it might be nerve pain. Sigh. It's possibly that my brain is just so seriously confused about where my ankle is and what it's doing that it can't tell it to behave correctly. Then he tells me that there's another option. An injury that occurs very rarely. And we both start laughing at that. Because if anyone is going to have a rare injury, it's me. I'm sure you're wondering about this rare injury. It's a torn ligament. In the subtalar joint. Yes, you read that correctly. There's a possibility that each and every day of the last 18 months, I have had a second torn ligament. So where do we go from here? To the CT machine, of course. I'm currently waiting on pre-authorization from the insurance company and to get an appointment at the hospital.

Updates soon!!