Second Trimester

Pregnant Feet = Lame

Lame in both the literal and figurative sense.

Over the past two weeks, I have developed some rather charming foot issues that based on my extensive research on Dr. Google, my practitioner of choice, are related to Plantar Fascitis. Now, let me say that I usually wear flat soled shoes, because they are often most comfortable to me, and this has contributed to my issue (plus, I gained 8 lbs in a week, which I am sure is a factor)– but I never have had problems in the past. Enter a few weeks of lots of standing on my feet in flat shoes, and you get… Plantar Fascitis, my friends, or, “inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot. This tissue is called the plantar fascia. It connects the heel bone to the toes and creates the arch of the foot” per Pub Med

PLantar foot

In essence, it’s a big ball of misery. It hurts to walk, and not an “owie! that hurst” more like a “F—- S—- this sucks a D—-!” kind of pain. I hobble around everywhere I go. It’s awful. The above picture shows the radiating crap pain that is my life. That red sunlike starburst is an accurate depiction.

In effort to find a cure for my pain, which I assume will only worsen in the coming weeks since I’ll be standing on my feet at least twice as month, and I am sure le bebe wants to keep growing (thus keep me growing) I started wearing my trusty North Face hiking shoes (I need new ones) and Impact Gels   Gel insoles for the past three days. I’ve started a regimen of stretching, and constant rubbing, and attempts to keep my feet up. The combo of my sexy swollen ankles and hobbling gait make me a contender for the least hot pregnant woman ever. Period.

I don’t know what exciting pregnancy achievement I have yet to unlock. The heartburn is here, the nausea sticks around, I can’t breathe through my nose, I get massive headaches, I pee constantly, and now I can’t walk very well.

At least I can feel the baby kicking, and that is a cool thing. Every time I want to give into a woe fest, I let those little kicks remind me what this is all about 🙂

PS: if i find a good shoe and remedy I will be sure to post about it, and if you have a good shoe recc– PLEASE share!

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