Yesterday was a day I would like to put to rest but this morning, yesterday was on my mind as soon as my eyes were awake.
I had an appointment with a new doctor for my foot. My feet seem to have a mind of their own, no matter what I tell them. My toes curl under. This is caused from Dystonia.
After a variety of x-rays and a long chat with the nice doctor, it was decided that my feet will not improve, they will only get worse. This is what is causing my arch to hurt; the over stretching of tendons and ligaments.
I walked out of there with a choice of two doctors in Fort Wayne to visit. I will be getting a special shoe with a brace made for my foot. I am not for this and it is my pride; but I keep hearing his voice saying, you will not improve, this will get worse, and this idea of mine may save you from a wheelchair a little while longer.
Parkinsonism is a multiple of symptoms that can include some Multiple System Atrophy like my brother had. MSA is not hereditary but for me and my brother, this can be an environmental picture.
Dystonia is what causes involuntary movement and happens to be going on in my feet.
Ataxia is what I suffer from the most. This includes weakness and my gait or balance.
It is going to be an interesting ride of my life. I will fight to my last breath, just like I try to instill on the MSA patients I speak with.
Wow, just when you think you have life figured out; you find out you don’t.