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The Toetal Plan [Aug. 21st, 2008|06:23 pm]
I went to see Dr. Khan Faruquoi today. Ummmm. He's HOT! He must be about 6'6" tall and nerdy with awesome doctor hair and cool glasses. Not only that, but he's super nice.

He confirmed that there is a ligament that goes up to the end of your toe. When I stubbed my toe in December I ripped it from the end joint so it is no longer attached. Luckily I don't need it. For now the plan is to tape it to the other toe until I'm done with physical therapy. Putting off fixing it won't cause any damage and I can still do ballroom dancing if I want. I can even practice getting back into bellydance if my muscles allow it in releve.

If it doesn't stop swelling and interfering with activity, he will open up the top of the toe surgically and fuse the end joint of that toe, which will not be a very severe surgery. He said that hopefully it won't be needed and my body will stop trying to heal the tendon which isn't there by swelling and causing pain, but worst case scenario, if it continues doing this, come see him in 3-6 months and we'll fuse it so I can walk and hike without my toe hurting and swelling.

I like the plan and he is a cool doctor so far.

[User Picture]From: dove
2008-08-22 06:27 pm (UTC)
Bellydancing? Last time you talked about it you said you weren't interested because you "didn't have anything to prove anymore". Your new belly has re-inspired you?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-08-25 01:35 am (UTC)
Nope. Still not interested in performing.

Only interested in it being an exercise option. :) Right now, I have to be careful until fully healed and my physical therapy is over, but I'd like to incorporate different forms of dance back into my exercise long term as part of my overall long term fitness.
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-08-25 03:01 am (UTC)
I imagine it'd be painful at first, but then it might actually be a good thing to get your stomach muscles used to moving again, and gently stretching out the scars so they don't get too tight.

I have NEVER felt comfortable enough to perform. I admired your comfort with it. It was hard enough for me to even go to class all alone, with no one watching or judging. I can barely do it in the privacy of my own home without wrestling body-issue demons and perfectionist tendencies. I mean, I incorporate some of the moves when I go OUT dancing, but I can't imagine, even if I DID have killer abs, that I'd be the type to perform. Eek!
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-08-25 03:02 am (UTC)
Oh! And do know that I'd go dancing with you just about anywhere, when you're up for it. Maybe we can pretend to be sorority sisters and hit Pioneer Square! LOL
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