It’s official! The results of Kickstarter 1 of 3 are in, and I’m a winner! It was a little closer than I would have preferred, but a win is a win and a loss is a loss, and I can’t complain about that.
I have two more Kickstarters ending soon, and round 1 of the million-dollar Transformer weighs out starting tomorrow. The Transformer is in the bag, and I’m close on the other two. It’s nice to not dread looking at the scale. I forgot that was a possibility!
After these wins, though, it’s likely going to be time for a break from Kickstarters.
The ongoing saga that is my heel spur has reached a point where it’s interfering with my daily life and my ability to exercise. I want to train for a 5K, but when I spend a lot of time on my feet, my heel swells and it feels like I’m walking on a water balloon. Last weekend, I cooked for hours on end, and by the end of the day, I could only walk by erring to the outside of my foot because my heel was so swollen. When it’s not flaring up, it’s a persistent nagging feeling in there that I’m always aware of. I’m just done with it.
I saw my podiatrist today, and he talked through my options with me. We’ve tried a number of things in the past 2+ years, and clearly, none of those has yielded any results. Option 1: cortisol shot right in the heel to alleviate some of the inflammation and pressure; may or may not have long-term results. Option 2: surgically stretch out the plantar ligament and saw away the bone spur; long-term solution with long recovery period that includes no working out for 2 months.
I have some travel coming up within the next month, so I couldn’t do the surgery now, anyway. I got the injection in my heel before leaving the doctor’s office and I’ll have a follow-up with him when I get back from my trip. At that time, if I’ve had some relief, we’ll do nothing and hope the problem is solved. If there’s no discernible change, I’ll be going under the knife, foot-first.
It’ll make it kind of hard to lose weight without the ability to do any vigorous exercise, so I don’t want to set myself up for failure (and losing money) by signing up for more DietBets during recovery. Of course, I may get lucky and have success with this shot, but I doubt it can eliminate the problem at all, let alone permanently. I’m willing to try, though. We’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, I’ll keep moving. Any weight I can get rid of will only help my foot. I’ve got a lot of losing and winning to do!