Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well no wonder it still hurts

The podiatrist I saw for the first time today, took one look at my Xrays and told me I have a stress fracture. No tendon problems like they thought. He wants me to keep my foot totally immobilized and come back in 2 weeks for more Xrays.

I am now wearing a walking cast.
It feels like I have a small child attached to my leg.

Interestingly when we got home there was a letter from Kaiser in our mailbox:
And then for some reason, there was a 2nd envelope with this in it:

Notice the part I underlined.
The podiatrist today showed Den and I the Xray and even we could see the break on it. I don't know how it slipped by the radiologist.

I love Kaiser, I really do. We are so impressed with their efficiency, and the Drs, and the way we are treated there. I've never had such excellent health care.

But to me, this just goes to show that mistakes can happen everywhere and anywhere.

I can't drive now, but the doctor did give me a handicapped plate so when Den takes me places we can be close to the door.
Now would be a good time to go to Disneyland.

Who would have thought quilting at church could be so dangerous?


Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

This is way too funny. Maybe funnier than getting ice cream for a kidney. Anyway, I am so glad they finally found out what was wrong with your foot. Good luck with everything and I hope you feel better soon.

grandmapeg said...

What kind of radiologist looked at your x-ray that he/she missed (with an eye trained for this job)missed what you and Dennis obviously saw? Well, it goes to show that even some things can get by the trained eye, I guess. I'm sorry to hear that you've been hobbling about all of this time on a fractured foot. Hopefully this walking cast will do the trick! Good luck with that!

darlene said...

It's great to have the mystery solved! You must be relieved.

Eileen said...

This whole episode is mind-boggling!
Is it possible you got the fracture AFTER the first pictures were taken? I would love to compare them!

And a stress fracture from quilting??! Were you square dancing at the same time? Doing jumping jacks?
I just can't get over this! Sitting on the floor quilting causes a stress fracture!

I'm glad you got the handicap sticker, at least it will help a little!
Feel better!
I'll pray for you to heal quickly.
All the best,
PS ~ Thanks for answering my question on my blog! And thanks so much for visiting!

James and Kresta said...

wow, what an ordeal! I'm glad you finally know what's wrong and how to fix it. I hope you feel better soon!

Jill said...

Eileen...The Xray was taken last Thursday, and it was the same one the radiologist looked at, and the same one we saw yesterday on the computer screen of the podiatrist. Somehow the radiologist missed it so he wrote his findings which were "none", to my GP. So my GP told me there were no fractures. I couldn't figure out why every step I took hurt. Others I talked to who had pulled tendons still continued on with their jobs and walking normally. I kept thinking, 'but I can hardly walk at all!' Well now I know why. I wish the fracture would have been discovered 19 days ago, but at least I know now.

Rebecca said...

Oh dear! I can relate to the walking cast! I am glad for you that they finally found the problem. Also, be glad it isn't winter with snow, that is hard for walking casts. Good luck.

the Rich girl said...

Wow, Jill! That's crazy. But I'm glad that you are getting some relief now!

Hopefully, it will start to heal soon.

Sue said...

Actually, the prognosis is probably better in the long run with the stress fracture. Sometimes those tendon problems never quite clear up.

Glad they figured out what's going on!


Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, Jill! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I'm glad you finally got some answers, the right ones!

Lisa said...

It seems like maybe you could have hurt your foot before the whole quilting thing at church. It all seems so weird.

Kaiser has good & bad. The lady I saw for my thyroid told me I needed to see a psychiatrist because she thought I needed prozac. I was so mad. I went to the psychiatrist and they told me it's female related. My body shut down so bad, I demanded a thyroid test (I saw a NEW dr.@ Kaiser) & she called and told me that I had a problem all right. I had a thyroid problem.

Well...I'm glad your on the mends. Slow going I'm sure, but going in the right direction nonetheless! Keep SMILING!

Jennifer said...

I'm really sorry about your foot, that must really hurt. I'm glad you found the problem and now you can be on the road to recovery. Thank you for helping with the quilts even though it caused such pain, it was a great experience and fun being able to tie them at the young single adult conference!

Eileen said...

Oh, Jill, you must have felt like you were going crazy, or being a wimp!
Well at least now you know. And I know if I were you I'd be feeling a little validated! I'd be saying to everyone, "See! I told you I was in pain!"
Feel better! You poor thing!
How was it ever going to heal when it wasn't being treated properly?!
Good thoughts and many prayers,

Richard said...

Don't get too used to that handicapped plate.

Krista Gage said...

BUMMER! Hopefully now having the proper treatment your foot will heal quickly! Take care. If you ever need a ride while Dennis is at work I would love to help!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

My insurance through Pottery Barn is Kaiser. I will have my first appointment on Sept.11. I will be interested to see how I like the care. I'm glad you finally found out what was wrong and that you are on the mend!

Jill said...

Kathy...I think you will love Kaiser. It is just so convenient. And if you have any complaints there is always someone there at Kaiser to make things right.