New pain and immobility

Posted by Jeanne Barrett on June 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

Since hardware removal surgery a month ago, I have been blissfully enjoying pain-free mobility and thus daily walking for both transport and fun, as well as overall relief from having my attention narrowed by discomfort.

Pain in my left foot inexplicably began a few days ago and has become intensely limiting in the activity of walking.  Suddenly, and without any obvious trauma (the broken toe is healed), walking is a near impossibility.  Thankfully, I can teach without pain, which is curious to me. No amount of inhibition and direction improves discomfort in walking.

I suspect a reorganization in supportive systems is taking place, at a great cost in comfort.  After months with my leg in full extension, followed by many more months with systematically invasive hardware, my nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments may be rebelling and stopping me from further use.

This is hugely discouraging and depressing.  I had come so far, and now I am partially immobilized again!  My endurance for pain in movement is diminished to a thread, and my stamina for directing and inhibiting in walking is all gone.

I will have to not walk until some assistance from my PT or other professionals is available to help me sort out the organization of myself beyond my skills.


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