Most of the time I can deal with the pain that I get from having fibromyalgia. I don't like it. It has certainly affected how I live my life, but I am beginning to get a handle on what will make it worse. Or so I thought.
I have been dealing with the after affects of fracturing my foot for nearly 4 months now. I still can't walk and beginning to wonder if I ever will again.
My doctor told me that the tendons may need to be stretched after wearing the boot for 3 weeks, but even he thought there was no way I could have that much of a problem in such a short amount of time.
Now I am wondering if the fibromyalgia is causing this horrific pain. I don't say that lightly either as I have worked every day on stretching out the tendons on the top of my foot as well as the one running up the back of my knee. I used to be able to sit on my legs and now I can't as the pain sears through me.
The pain is so intense that if I work on my foot for too long I actually get physically sick. I have had lots of pain in my life, but nothing that compares to this and no matter how much I work at it I still can't walk. It feels like the tendon is so tight that it's going to snap in half.
I went to my chiropractor the other day and he did adjust my ankle and told me the tendon was very rigid. I felt instantly better for about 10 minutes then it tightened back up again.
I believe that there is a very good chance that the pain is increased considerably because of fibromyalgia. There is no other explanation for it that I can see. Who has this much pain from wearing a "boot" for 3 weeks? I hope to find out when I see my doctor on Tuesday.
I don't know what I can do differently and the pain is still very real to me even if it might be magnified by my illness. I would like to think I might walk again.
Until next time :)