My daughter has a broken bone (in her foot)
March 7, 2018 9:43pm CST
That trip to Portland turned in to something else. I was waiting around yesterday to find out the when, where and wardrobe for the acting job. I was planning on going up to stay with my daughter last night then do the film thing today. She had gone to urgent care on Sunday with pretty severe pain in her right foot (a friend drove her). X-rays were taken and the doc who saw them said it looked like "plantar facsiitis," a condition that affects many people including me. Normally, insoles will relieve the pain if fitted properly. That doc also fortunately gave her a referral to a Podiatrist. I finally got the word at 1:30 PM that the acting job had been postponed until Friday, but since my daughter was on crutches and lives alone, decided to go to Portland anyway. She was able to see the Podiatrist this morning and I was glad to be there to drive her. It turned out to be a broken "extra" bone in her foot, one that should not be there. She is now in a boot, unable to drive and will have to work from home in her tech job, no choice. It "may" heal in about six weeks; if not some ugly surgery may be required. I am so glad I was there to drive, help her out with bringing in take-out dinner, emptying her dishwasher, walk her dog and provide moral support and show her her dad's love. I came home, but may go back tomorrow, Friday for sure for the filming, probably stay over again.
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• Eugene, Oregon
Thank you, I would have gone up there without the job, but it was a good combination. Since the job was postponed until Friday, I will go back up later today or tomorrow and plan on staying over one night. Our weather has turned rain and windy, so the drive will not be as pleasant or safe.
• Paso Robles, California
Your daughter has my sympathy. I've had my share of foot issues and surgeries to fix them. I once broke my ankle in a stupid way, and that does really hurt. I'm glad you were able to be there for your daughter. I know she appreciates it.