|Office of Dr. John Burzotta|
It's 30 days to the start of the San Francisco 3-day for the cure ... and today, as a special treat, I walked right in to the office of John Burzotta so he could have a look at my heel.
So there it is ... My left foot. (Wasn't that a movie with my favorite actor ... the great Daniel Day Lewis?) All Dr. B. had to do was apply a little pressure and I knew this was real. Yes friends, it's a heel spur ... AKA Plantar Fasciitis and ... NO ... I didn't want it. He figures it was aggravated by those STUPID, EXPENSIVE shoes I bought last spring (and, by the way, returned because I knew they did something to my heel!) Unfortunately, I'm too late for an orthotic as it would take time to build and then I'd have to get used to walking with it. So, he gave me a prescription to an anti-inflammatory and told me to think about getting a cortisone shot in my heel before the walk.
Now ... I know folks who have had that cortisone shot in their heel and I've been told it's very painful. So I said "No!" But, the truth is, I don't want to let you down and not be able to walk ... so ... I'll think about it. I asked him if he could put me to sleep before giving me the shot. He thought that was amusing.
Anyhoo ... I'll be seeing him again on the 16th and we'll make a decision then. I'll start taking the anti-inflammatory and I'll do the arch pain prevention exercises and we'll see what happens.
I didn't walk today.