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Happy December!


‘Tis the month of Christmas. Yes, we do that. It helps to have an advent calendar.

This one’s mine — Uncle B bought me the Lindt one.

For the record, today was no improvement over yesterday. It HAMMERED down with rain this morning. It was like biking in through a shower of freezing cold needles. Then I had a doctor’s appointment (diagnosis: plantar fasciitis), an accountant appointment and I had to buy chicken food.

But behind Door #1 was a tiny Lindt bunny. All is right with the world.

Have a good weekend, all!


Comment from rickinstl
Time: December 1, 2017, 11:14 pm

I’m guessing they’ve got you stretching. Built myself a little platform when I had it, and did toe raises every morning. Haven’t had a twinge in a couple of years. Take heart weasel, you can fix it.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 1, 2017, 11:37 pm

Here’s an Advent Calendar you can make for Uncle B:


Comment from Janna
Time: December 2, 2017, 1:31 am

I got a boot to wear in bed for plantar fasciitis. It’s surprisingly comfortable. AND I can now walk in the morning!

Comment from Nina
Time: December 2, 2017, 4:39 am


Comment from Armybrat
Time: December 2, 2017, 2:18 pm

Last time my plantar fasciitis flared up I was looking for a surgeon who would cut my foot off…it would have been far less painful. My fellow PTs did iontopheresis for me to get it back under control. Basically, you use an electrical charge to drive a charged solution into the tissues. We used a negative charged steroid. Look to see if the PTs there do the same thing. You can thank me later.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 2, 2017, 9:37 pm

Unless you sleep walk, how does wearing a boot in bed help?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 2, 2017, 10:55 pm

I’m too inflamed for the stretches yet. I’m on ibuprofen and cold-hot-cold until it calms down a little. Then stretches (AND strength-building exercises).

She also wanted to sell me several hundred pounds worth of custom orthotics, but I dunno…

Last time I had plantar fasciitis, it was the bottom of my foot. I didn’t know it started at the achilles tendon — I thought I had bursitis or summat.

Sure does hurt.

Comment from Janna
Time: December 3, 2017, 4:26 am

The boot holds your foot in a fixed position and keeps the muscle flexed. I got relief the first morning. It was magic.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 3, 2017, 12:38 pm

I dont think I ever had plantar fasciitis but I had some sort of inflamation during my first schelp around europe. By the time I hit Venice, the pain was so bad I couldnt sleep with anything touching my feet and had to sleep with them hanging off the bed. Aspirin helped. But, yeah, extremely painful. Wd hate to have that as a chronic condition.

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: December 3, 2017, 4:00 pm

I am watching on youtube the 1978 BBC series The Devil’s Crown. It is excellant. The BBC never made this available to view after it aired. There was a french dubbed version and who ever uploaded it removed the french dubbing. It’s about the Plangenet kings. The only negative is that it is all on sets. Still, the scenery & costumes are lush. It’s really about the writing and acting which is superb. The bbc has not preserved a number of its productions which confirms they are idiots. Anyway, it’s worth a watch.

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