Tuesday, May 27, 2008

foot update...

The Workman's Comp Dr thinks that I may NOT have broken my Sesamoid bone but instead I may have something called Sesamoiditis.

Sesamoiditis is an overuse injury involving chronic inflammation of the sesamoid bones and the tendons involve with those bones. Sesamoiditis is caused by increased pressure to the sesamoids. Often, sesamoiditis is associated with a dull, longstanding pain beneath the big toe joint. The pain comes and goes, usually occurring with certain shoes or certain activities.

Sesamoiditis treatments:

  • Stop the activity causing the pain. haha, ok
  • Take aspirin or ibuprofen to relieve the pain. check
  • Rest and ice the sole of your feet. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, but use an ice pack or wrap the ice in a towel. done
  • Wear soft-soled, low-heeled shoes. Stiff-soled shoes like clogs may also be comfortable. yep
  • Use a felt cushioning pad to relieve stress. done that... yawn
  • Return to activity gradually, and continue to wear a cushioning pad of dense foam rubber under the sesamoids to support them. Avoid activities that put your weight on the balls of the feet. umm... ok
  • Tape the great toe so that it remains bent slightly downward (plantar flexion). this I have not tried yet
  • Your doctor may recommend an injection of a steroid medication to reduce swelling. this is the newest thing... it looks like I'll be heading in for "injection therapy" (haha isn't that silly) which basically means I'll be getting a shot of Cortisone to ease the pain.
  • If symptoms persist, you may need to wear a removable short leg fracture brace for 4 to 6 weeks. that'll be attractive...

our room

I started painting our room this weekend... it only took 2 hours to get a lot of it done but as you can see I'm not quite done yet! :) I'd like to get some new curtains too, maybe something that matches our duvet. Maybe greenish or blueish... not sure yet though.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

mini éclair's etc

Mission Springs serves mini éclair's at lunch or dinner every so often and today was one of those days! However, they serve them frozen and that, I have to say, takes something away from them. Things in "mini" size are just cuter... like the "lp" (littler person) boy outside my office window playing basketball right now or these things:

cars (ie mini cooper)
myself- haha
communion cups instead of regular cups
mini sized bottles at the grocery store

Friday, May 23, 2008

fire update

The Summit Fire that ignited Thursday morning (this fire is about 20 miles away from our house) It quickly devoured 3,200 acres and at least 10 homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains may be contained quicker thanks to cooler temperatures, a shift in wind direction to the south, fog and higher humidity.

The Quail Hollow Fire, which is MUCH closer to our house (approximately 3 miles away.) Has been fully contained!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wildfire rages in Santa Cruz Mountains

We've got a wildfire raging in the Santa Cruz Mountains today... you can read more about it here. It's gone from 50 acres burned to 1,500 acres burned in 4 hours.

Hopefully the firefighters will be able to get it under control or even out soon. Please pray for the people that live and work in the areas Summit Road, Mount Madonna Road, and Corralitos.

Monday, May 19, 2008

sesamoid update...

it could or could not be broken but for the mean time I'm gonna rock a metatarsal bar in my shoe... no flip flops for a while I guess... boo. The "met bar" fits inside the shoe and supports the bones in and around the area that I may or may not have broken... ugh the life of me.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

what in the world?

Here's something I copied and pasted from the Weather Channel website...

May 15, 2008


high 99°
low 55°

Yes, it's true... it is supposed to be 99 flippin' degrees in Scotts Valley tomorrow. I did not move here for this kind of weather. But hey, one day out of 365 isn't too bad I guess!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

kickball = broken sesamoid

So, it looks like I may have broken a bone in my , to be specific, the sesamoid bone. I did this in an intense game of KICKBALL during a work "meeting." Geezh. I'll find out more either late this week or next Monday... so stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just do it.

My sister put this on her blog and when she did I checked it out and then I did it and now I'm better person for doing it! You should do it too. Go here if you want to do it too.