I finally asked for PT for my foot. It doesn’t hurt *right now* and as a result, I feel like sort of a whiner about the whole thing. But here’s the thing — I know that when I walk longer than about 15 minutes that my foot hurts, depending on how much longer, to the point that the burning sensation on the top of my foot keeps me awake. I know that puttering around my yard or house longer than an hour or so is going to mean my foot hurts keeping me wanting to be sort of off it for the next few days. I know that going on a trip and doing more than a minimal amount of walking is going to hurt. A lot. Airports? Pain. Walking at the Y on a treadmill faster than 2.5 mph for more than 15-20 minutes? Pain. Parks? Zoo? Aquarium? Arboretum? Pain. Pain. Pain. Pain.
So shut up voice in my head. It doesn’t hurt Right Now. But I know it’ll hurt again and soon. I’m doing the right thing by taking care of myself… after five or six years of this, I’m over it.