Wednesday, January 5, 2011

118.3 - small update

Today was the first day in 2011 that I've weighed in. I've been afraid to. My jeans are a little tight and I've been over indulging. We got some frightening news about my father-in-law and I'm afraid I don't deal with stress well. I truly need to get a grip. Hopefully everything will be okay, but no matter what I'm not doing anyone any good not taking better care of myself.

Speaking of that, I can't remember if I posted about my weird foot issues. My right foot is slightly swollen and has been for about a year and a half. It's had an MRI and there is *nothing* wrong with it. About half a year ago I was wearing shape ups and suddenly I lost the ability to flex that foot up. It resolved itself after a few days. I assumed it had something to do with the swelling. Well, the day I did my collage this year, I was sitting on the floor to do so (wood floor). I was sitting awkwardly on my left side when doing so. Well, my left foot somewhat fell asleep, and when I got up off the floor, I realized I was having trouble walking. Now my LEFT foot was no longer able to flex. It's better now, though not 100%. Needless to say, I'm a little worried about exercising and this is not helping my stress.

Since Western medicine doesn't appear to be providing any answers, I'm making an appointment with an acupuncturist who also works with Chinese medicine.  I'll let y'all know.

I hope all of you are doing well! I'm off to check in on all y'all!



Schatzi said...

I hope you find some answers!! A coworker had some of the same symptoms as you and she was diagnosed with Gout. Hers was more her lower foot, not leg. ??

Lis said...

Be gentle on yourself, especially with the stress of your FIL. You know how to get the weight off. Keep us posted on the acupucturist... weird that it is still an issue???? Love to you!

Incredible Shrinking Me said...

HH, hope that the trip to the acupuncturist is able to relieve whatever is bothering your feet. Please, please keep us updated and let us know how it goes.