Thursday, March 21, 2013

Note to self: Buy bacon and a really long funnel

Updated list of superpowers I would like to have:

* Ability to achieve higher I.Q. every time I eat bacon
(Smartest. Person. Ever.)

* Ability to convert my own urine into gasoline
(Though I'd need a really long funnel to get it into the tank...)

* Ability to convert tailgaters' gasoline into urine
(Definitely requires secret identity.)


This is because I had to have X-rays done today, and had to wear that lead shield thingy they give you.

I figured if the radiation is going to transform me into a freak, I might as well be a cool freak.

The X-rays were for my feet.  All that walking I did when I lost 120 pounds ended up damaging my feet.  My left foot is especially bad.  So now I have to use a cane to get around.  I've been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, and it's possible there are other problems happening too.  The doctor referred me to a specialist this morning, who immediately sent me off to the hospital for X-rays.

They want to find out if it's bone damage, soft tissue damage, or a combination thereof.

The podiatrist gave me a prescription which is four times stronger than the over-the-counter stuff.


Anyway, I'll let you know how it turns out.

In the meantime, you probably shouldn't tailgate me.


g-man said...

Janna Dear....
Sorry about the Tootsies
I'll say a little Foot Prayer for Ye !
Yeah, if Bacon was brain food
I'd be Frickin Einstein ...
Loved your always clever 55
You are one of my Favorites
Thanks for playing, you are like
having BOTH Bowers and the Ace of Trump
Have a Kick Ass Week End.... G

Janna said...

G-Man: Since I don't really play cards, I have no idea what "bowers and the ace of trump" means. But as long as it doesn't have anything to do with Donald Trump, I guess it's ok.

Opal Zushaquon said...

I hate Plantar fasciitis. I've resolved mine a bit by wearing Crocs. Yeah, I know, they look funny, and I don't care. I'm a middle-aged fat lady with kidney problems who was lucky enough to survive a really bad auto accident.
I hope you are able to get some resolution to your foot issues!

Brian Miller said...

oo i want to be smarter like that....
but not if i get foot am sorry you have to deal with that.....

Mama Zen said...

Oh, man! Plater fasciitis is so painful! Hope things get better soon.

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

Sounds like there's lots of peeing going on around you.

Hope your tootsies feel better soon.

Flash 55 - Witch Love

Anonymous said...

I can certainly relate to the foot problems. I love the kick-ass anti-inflammatory I get from mine. :-) Hope the news isn't too bad and they feel better soon.

Jazzbumpa said...

Love your wise selection of superpowers.

My wife had plantar fasciitis. She got orthotics and did stretches and recovered. It can lead to bone spurs. Hope you don't have that.

When you wake up in the morning, before you get out of bed, with your legs out straight, pull your toes toward your forehead. That's the stretch you need.

Good luck.


nonamedufus said...

Boy, you must eat a lot of bacon, smarty pants. Oh, and good luck on that x-ray thing. I hope all turns out well.

Margaret said...

Bacon... Oh, that is a fantasy!

Hey, I have Planters Fasciaitis (just don't know how to spell it) I wear a "cast" thingy at night so my foot stays at an "L" angle = it is really important to stretch that ligament, muscle ... whatever it is ... back out. I wear good shoes now too. It is getting better. I am going on to the doctor in a few weeks. Good luck. Foot pain really makes life miserable!

Margaret said...

Flip Flops will forever be a no no ... truly tragic!

Other Mary said...

I'd like to get smarter every time I eat cheese! (But then, I'm from Wisconsin...we do cheese here)
I wish you all good stuff, or at least the least possible bad stuff, with your feet. I had p.f. (abbreviating because I'm a rotten speller) and doing stretches was enough to help it. Of course, then my knee went to hell...but that's another story. Good luck!

Janna said...

Opal: Thanks for the advice about the Crocs! I'll check them out next time I see them.

Brian: Thanks for visiting! All sympathy accepted.

MamaZen: It IS frustrating. Feet shouldn't have to hurt.

Vanessa: LOL. Well, I have been drinking a lot more coffee lately...

razzamadazzle: That reminds me; it's just about time for my next dose...

Jazzbumps: Wow... I've lived 43 years, and I don't think my toes have ever been pointed toward my forehead. This will be new...

nonamedufus: I love bacon. If that whole fat/calories thing wasn't an issue, I'd eat a lot more of it. Everything is good in moderation, I guess. Including moderation.

Margaret: I've seen some of those cast things in catalogs, and was wondering if they were worth it. Interesting.
I know what you mean about the flip-flops.

OtherMary: Funny you should mention that... I just ate a couple pieces of Swiss cheese as I was reading these comments! No I.Q. boost yet, but you never know.