Thursday, April 19, 2012

Orthopedic Appointment

I went to my orthopedic appointment this morning. They wanted to get x-rays of my feet and ankles since I haven't seen him in awhile.

  • I have to get arch supports built for me. That's one appointment. That will help me to walk straight. Then I won't be so off balance.
  • I have to go to another doctor to freeze off my planter's wart. That's another appointment. It hurts, so I want it off. My doctor can get it off at 1 pm today because someone cancelled their appointment. I'm all over that because I don't teach today. 
  • I might have to get an MRI done. I guess when I fell in the shower in October (I remember the time because it was near my Mom's birthday party) I may have fractured my tibia bone.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Home Remedies for Plantar Warts

I'm still going to the doctor on the 19th of this month to talk to him about my feet. I truly think I need arch supports for my shoes.
I've never had an issue with warts until recently. I got one stubborn one that hurts like crazy.

Planar warts are the product of HPV (human papilloma virus) according to the Mayo Clinic. They are not a fungus as some might suspect. The virus can enter the skin through cracks or cuts. 

I was looking online for ways to make them go away with natural products. I ran across an article that has really great tips:

Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment
  • Soak your foot in warm water. I find that a plastic bin works well. 
  • Apply petroleum jelly around the wart. Don't put it on the wart.
  • Apply apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball. Put the cotton ball on the wart with medical or Duct tape. Leave on for up to a day. The wart will start to turn black, raise up and fall off. Continue for 7 to 10 days after the wart has been removed in order to ensure that it does not come back!
Tea Tree Oil Treatment

The Encyclopedia of Chemistry states that tea tree oil, a proven anti-fungal agent, has also been demonstrated in some studies to have anti-viral properties as well.
  • Apply the tea tree oil to the wart through the same process used above for the apple cider vinegar treatment, from petroleum jelly right down to the duct tape.
  • Tea tree oil can be harsh, so if you experience any adverse skin reaction to it, such as swelling, rash or itch, discontinue use.
Food Treatment

Some foods that are recommended for treating plantar warts are garlic, potatoes, lemon peel, banana peel, and onions. You don't eat these foods to get rid of the warts, you cut them in half or cut them open and rub them on the wart.
  • The lemon and banana peel can be taped to the wart, just as you tape the vinegar or tea tree cotton ball. 
  • The other items you simply rub on the wart several times a day.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Orthopedic Doctor

So I broke down and finally called the Orthopedic Doctor.

My problem:

I have extremely flat feet with small ankles. My Dad has the same problem. Anyhow when we walk our heels bend more then they should. Something like that.

I was in pain a few months ago. I had what I thought was a corn, but nope it was a planters wart. Gross I know. It must be more common then people think. They have a whole section in grocery stores and pharmacies just for corns and planters warts. I bought all new shoes. I managed to get the sucker to go away and I think it's come back again.

I've never had a wart since I was a child. Then they were small and on my hands.  This planters one HURTS like HELL.

My shoe size has changed since my youngest was born. I'm now 1 1/2 sizes bigger. CRAZY!

My Dad had to get arch supports built. I'm sure I will to. The only sucky thing about that, is then you have to be VERY particular about what shoes you can wear. I'm already pretty particular. It's only going to get worse. It's not like I can wear tennis shoes with skirts or dresses.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Greek Pizza

The other night I made a Greek pizza on a whole wheat crust.  It was so good!!! I try and make something on Sunday that will last through Monday since the boys have swimming lessons that night. It's nothing but, rush, rush on that day.

The crust was just a standard whole wheat crust.

The toppings included:

  • 1 can of tomato paste that had basil mixed in
  • 1/2 a chopped onion
  • A small bunch of green onions from my garden
  • 1 clove of diced garlic
  • Spinach leaves
  • 1 can of artichoke hearts
  • Katamala olives I got from Tropical Traditions - If you buy olives through Tropical Traditions {the link provided} will get you a free recipe book for using coconut oil. This will only work for first time buyers. It's so worth it!
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 medium sized tomato chopped up

It was so tasty and better for you then cheese and pepperoni pizza.

I made two of these. Everyone liked it!