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Subject: I am so bloody mad!!!!!!!!
Date Posted: 10/4/2007 2:25 AM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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I am so mad I could just spit!!!!  I told you I was sore after my PT session.  Well, sore doesn't even begin to describe what my feet have felt like over  the past two days.  My right foot feels like it did before the surgery!!!   PT guy did massage my feet, but I swear he was trying to get his thumbs through the bottom of my feet and see them pushing up on the top.  I got to thinking about this, and knowing how my foot doctor has warned me time and again to be real careful with my foot, I began wondering if this massage business was a good idea or not.  Please note, on the doctors order page she gave me to give them, massage was not mentioned at all.  Ultrasound and excercises were.  So I called her yesterday to ask.  Since I didn't hear back from her I cancelled my PT appointment for today.  I did not want to go back there until I got this straightened out.  I heard back this morning.  NO WAY does she want any massage at all done to my feet.  I'm to take a week off from therapy and stay off my feet as much as I can to see if the pain and soreness goes away.    She says they can then try the ultrasound again, but if that hurts she'll stop that too. I am just livid.  If this guy has damaged everything that has done to my foot through surgery and then all through my recovery, (not to mention the fact that I have been dealing with this since Nov. 06) I swear I'll sue the shirt of his back.  After I get done massaging his feet!!!  So now, I am confined to either the bed, reclliner, or if I want to work on the computer, I have to put my feet up on a pillow on another chair!  And ice, ice, ice.  Crumbs!!!!

I am so worried about this.  I don't think I can take it if we have to go back to square one - I think I have told you that after surgery the pain I had before from the plantar fasciitis had completely gone away and I was just dealing with the pain from the surgery.  And that was getting so much better!  I'm not a swearing person, but this situation is just about sending me over that edge.  Enough to drive me to drink, as well as up the wall.  I don't drink either, but that ginger ale bottle is in serious danger of being empty pretty soon!   :)

Anyone have any advice?  PT guy obviously did the massage without a doctor's order, and I kept telling him as he was doing it that it hurt.  I did call the PT office after talking with doctors office, told them I was very unhappy and why, then what she had said..  He apparently called my foot doctor and got an earfull from her, because he called me back about half an hour later apologizing all over the place.  "Did you notice it hurting when I was doing the massage?"  Wasn't he paying attention?  I told him several times it hurt.  "Well, we didn't have time to ice your foot and that would have made a big difference." I had to leave early to get the van to my husband who was taking his 6th grade class to the Fryburg Fair.  But I was back home within 20 minutes after I left PT and slapped ice on my feet the minute I walked through the door, so that excuse didn't work.  

Crumbs, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs, crumbs!!!!!!!.  Am not sleeping well because my feet hurt and I'm so stressed about this.  Even my sleeping pill isn't doing much for me tonight.  I'd love to hear from some of you!

Thanks for listening to me!

Date Posted: 10/4/2007 4:44 PM ET
Member Since: 9/30/2006
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Update - I decided it would not be a bad idea to have my surgeon look at my foot.  I called, left a message that I would like an appointment within a few days if possible.  Receptionist called back shortly and says "Dr. Frost wants to know if you can come in tomorrow morning".  I guess she wants to look at it too.  I'll let you know what she says.

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 9:13 AM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2007
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I am so sorry that you are going through this!  It has to be horrible especially the thought that they may have damaged it.  I am keeping you in my prayers.  Let me know how things went when you get back from the doctors!  GL!



Date Posted: 10/5/2007 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2007
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Joy, that is terrible.  Hopefully he didn't do any serious damage, but I know how worried you must be after being so careful after your surgery.  By all means, take him to the cleaners if you have to have any other treatment, or heaven forbid, surgery.  How frustrating!

I will be praying for you, sweetie!  Be positive.  Perhaps this will turn out to be a minor setback.  Would your doc let you alternate ice and heat?  That would probably help the soreness.

Date Posted: 10/5/2007 7:38 PM ET
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Went to my foot surgeon today.  She examined my foot, took x-rays, then said "Well, I have some good news and some bad news". Groovy.  The good news is that there is nothing fractured, and the tendons she had repaired are still where they should be.  The bad news is that the scar tissue which forms after surgery is very inflammed.  And of course I heard again "It would have been better to have a fracture, soft tissue injuries are so hard to recover from."  Really. So the only thing they want PT to do is Ultrasound. Period.  Double period.  Then she tells me that because this started with an injury, we've been dealing with it so long, and that the PT guy has managed to inflame this scar tissue, it may take me up to 6 more months to recover from this. I was well on my way to being very close to having this thing clear up by the beginning of November. Now I'm looking at April.  Of course there is always the chance that I still won't be completely well by then either, and then we will look at what else needs to be done.  Perhaps another Shock Wave Therapy thingy. Crumbs, crumbs and triple crumbs.  So, I have to cut way back on my activity, which means back to bed for awhile  :{ .  Elevate my foot, ice it, and take pain medication for it as needed.  I just want to sit down and cry. Lindsey, she told me that she wanted me to put moist heat on it at bedtime, gently and slowly rub my foot for awhile and then follow that with ice. So you are right on.  I go back to see her on the 23rd and have been encouraged to call her if I have any questions or if it seems worse at all.  She is so nice, obviously very concerned about this setback.  I can't wait to go back to PT on Tuesday and let him know what he has caused!  She was trying to figure out how she was going to communicate this to him.  I told her not to worry would take care of that. She did say she had quite a conversation with him the other day.  Wish I could have been a fly on the wall. So there is all the gory details.  I think I am going to go to bed with an ice pack and pull the covers over my head for the rest of the night, I have quite enough for one day. 

Thank you guys so much for all your concern and prayers.  You are super!


Last Edited on: 10/5/07 7:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/8/2007 6:38 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2006
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I am very, very sorry about this.  Sometimes PT can be total asses.  So much of it is just a big racket.

Hope things get better.