It Almost Didn’t Seem Worth It

New pair & old pair of resting foot splints. I wear one on each foot while sleeping – have for a decade!

Spent three months going 2-3 times a week to physical therapy at Florida Hospital Celebration, two blocks from work. Harder than it seems, because of frequent travel.

Almost didn’t seem worth it, all the rescheduling and missed appointments. Would have been easier to quit. Quitting always is the easiest option, isn’t it?

In the end, there was no quitting. And it was time to buy a plane ticket. To Finland.

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jeff noel Health Update

Dear lizard-breath, how do you medicate? Let’s count the ways…

Personal health is your responsibility, making life hard.

After 2 years, jeff noel stopped taking Celebrex January 1, 2011.

The chronic foot pain from plantar fasciitis has been non-existent.

Two years was a long time to take prescription medicine.

And your health resolutions?

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This Conversation Opened My Eyes

Prescription Anti-Inflammatory
Prescription Anti-Inflammatory

Foot problems are more common than most people think. Once you have chronic foot problems, you talk and listen differently than before, and develop bonds with other foot-pain sufferers.

So I asked him a few questions:

1. Did you get a cortisone shot? Yes.

2. Do you wear custom orthotics? No.

3. Do you take an anti-inflammatory pill? No.

4. Do you apply topical anti-inflammatory cream or gel 4x/day? No.

5. Do you ice your foot twice a day? No.

6. Do you wear night resting-foot splints? No.

7. Do you stretch everyday? No.

8. Do you do strengthening exercises? No.

It was never my intent to look like a show off, but it sure does, doesn’t it?

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James Brown Track Star?

Track & Field?
Track & Field?

Remember James Brown, American singer and nicknamed “The Godfather of Soul”?

His most popular song, “I Feel Good”, has been used repeatedly through history to summarize how we feel when good things happen in our lives.

Hope you get to use this “feel good anthem” today.

Looks like I’m going to try for a local Central Florida 5k run on April 10 – the Windermere Run Among the Lakes 5k.

Foot pain, plantar fasciitis, is still a challenge, but it does appear to be (dreadfully slowly) getting better.

“I feel good!”