Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Update on Foot Injury

I was so upset when I got home last night, I didn't even post an update on my foot injury. I saw a specialist yesterday. He determined that I don't have a stress fracture, but instead a very bad case of Peroneal Tendonitis. He put me on steroids for 6 days. Then I will take another prescription to continue decreasing the swelling. I have to keep wearing the walking boot for another month. He also prescribed custom made inserts for my shoes which insurance will not cover. In addition, & this is the part that just about killed me, after 5 minutes with me, he told me that he questioned my ability to be a hospital chaplain since I have to do so much walking. He said this will be an ongoing condition & that I should reconsider my career path. I got back to work & one of my supervisor's asked how the appointment went & I just burst into tears. I have such wonderful work colleagues, one of whom reminded me that we have a disabilities act in this country & even if it means doing visits in a wheelchair or on a motorized scooter, I could still be a hospital chaplain. Anyway, the expense of these inserts is really weighing on me. We are struggling financially because Russ hasn't found a job yet & we've been in for 9.5 weeks. It's not for lack of looking. The job market here is just really bad. You can read more about Russ' thoughts & this process on his blog at http://desperatetheologian.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/urgent-prayer-needed/. Please continue to hold us up in prayers. We see small blessings everyday & we're hanging out, but by a little thread that weakens everyday.


  1. C.C.,

    Know we're praying for you, and I agree with your colleague, there is a way to do what God has called you to do, even if it means cruising the halls in a scooter to get around and only walking into patients rooms where necessary. We miss y'all. can't believe it has been almost 10 weeks already. Small group will pray for y'all tomorrow night.

  2. Praying for your foot and a job for Russ!! (and for that thread you're hanging out on!)


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