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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?

    Corticosteroids:
    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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