Delusional hope
or reasonable dream? Please
help me run again.

I can’t decide, is this a sign a true injured athlete’s craze or a spirited sense of runner’s humor?

No, I can answer my own question: I AM GOING NUTS.

Feet: a runner's best friends

I’ve not really run in 3 months. My foot has hurt for 7 months. I’ve been to 3 doctors, 1 chiropractor, and 1 massage therapist. I have tried every single non-invasive method of plantar fasciitis treatment, both in the office of a medical professional and at home. All this, and my foot still hurts.

I watch and listen to everyone and their mothers go on the runs of their lives in amazing places, holding down the proverbial disabled fort while they’re gone. I attend runners’ weekends and races as a sidelined pedestrian, trying as hard as I can to recall what it feels like to do what those runners are doing. All this, and my heart is killing me.

Today I resorted to a steroid shot. The medical community tells me that 65-85% of people with plantar fasciitis are healed via steroid injections. Pleasepleaseplease think good thoughts for my healing heel in the next 2 weeks, and that I fall into that positively affected group. I don’t know what my body or mind will do if I don’t.

And, yes, I’m aware that the world will go on. It just doesn’t seem like it right now.

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11 Responses to “The Corticosteroid Injection Haiku And Other Signs Of Lunacy”

  1. Sunshine Girl says:

    Me wish you weller. Lunatic.

  2. Bryon Powell says:

    May the australopithecine on the moon cure you of your ills!

  3. sea legs girl says:

    I think I would have done the same thing. The risks are small and the chance it will help is good. That being said, I'm still sending all the positive, healing vibes I can across the ocean.

  4. SteveQ says:

    Trained from fall to spring,
    Raced Saharan sands for days.
    Injured until when?

    Desperate plan for healing.
    Fasciitis sucks.

    The world is full of joy
    Races, places, friends and more
    You will join them soon.

  5. Backofpack says:

    Here's hoping!

  6. "e Brutto" says:

    Odds on then, worth a go as localised I would say.
    Does it mess you up for further shots some of the gunk must get metabolised.

  7. Jez Bragg says:

    I would definitely have done the same even though i'm not a gambler! My fingers and toes are crossed for you…..

  8. Danni says:

    I really hope it works Meghan. The world will go on but not as well. I want you to be better!!!

  9. JeffO says:

    I'll have to borrow someone's god and say a prayer. I'll roll the bones and practice voodoo, too.
    And if it works real good, maybe I'll get my plantar done next.

  10. Rick Gaston says:

    I'm the praying type so I prayed for your legs last night after reading your post. I hope it worked along with everyone else's well wishes.

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