Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Medical Update

A Medical Update

First of all, for those of you who actually look at the blog, you'll see a few changes...namely the live blogroll that shows the last 5 posts from people on my blog roll...if you don't see your blog, let me know and I'll add you! :)

So as far as the medical stuff, this year has been challenging from the injury point of view (fortunately no major illnesses although my daughter has had a fever for days :( )

I hurt my back snowboarding at the end of Feb, and it took me about 4 weeks of physical therapy to recover from that. But then as I got better, I started running a lot more, and now I've been diagnosed with Achilles Insertional Calcific Tendonitis. This is causing me a lot of pain in the back of my heel, and some days I can barely run. (no that's not my foot)

So now I'm doing a couple of things for therapy:
  • Wearing a foot splint at night
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Ice massage (stick your leg into an icy glacial stream for full effect)
  • Eccentric Loading for my calf


  1. Hi! New look is great. My computer seems to be cutting off the ends of all your profundities though. Hope the heel gets better soon.

  2. Yeah I don't have it quite right yet. Maybe I need to make it narrower...did you get the laptop you wanted?


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