Fortunately, by the time I spoke to him, I had already managed to get in to see a chiropractor and had scheduled some time with my old roommate JS to put together a resistance routine. I wish I could say that the pain in my foot was getting better but to be honest it may be slightly worse. There is no way around the fact that standing on a ladder all night for work keeps the achilles and the plantar inflamed. It hasn't gotten out of control but having already been down that road, I am not happy with the low grade constant pain that I am feeling. There is the possibility that if I get my back/hip issue resolved it will lessen pressure on that foot. Right now I have the feeling like I am one bad step or movement away from another injury. I don't feel solid or stable at the moment.
|Tail with fake tail added|
Some of you may not fully understand what it is that I do for work. Hunters at the big A and AA rated shows are turned out with their manes and tails braided. The work is fairly difficult and the standards at this level are very high so it is common practice to hire professionals to take care if it. I am one of those professionals. I follow the horse show circuit, work at night, and go stall to stall, standing on a ladder and twisting hair.
|I made a unicorn!|
It's a living. I do between 30-45 horses per week. I don't do anything other than the mane, tail, and forelock (which I do NOT leave standing straight up!) Everything else is someone else's job. You can probably see why an injury to my hand is such a serious issue, yet when do I get upset about it? When it messes up my catch in the pool or screws up my shifting. We are funny creatures, aren't we?