I finally got him talked into going to have it looked at. Trust me, this is not an easy feat with Dewey. He hates doctors and clinics/hospitals even more. Just has no time for them. I'm lucky he even came along for the birth of the children and didn't just drop me at the door :o). (Ok, he'snot that bad, but it's close!)
So, here we are at the doctor today, an x-ray laterwe have the beginnings of a good bone spur, and this plantar....something or another inflamation. Meds to start with, a couple injections if necessary. Good deal.
But...his blood pressure was up again (168/94) but, given the foot pain, somewhat expected. His pulse rate, however, was pretty low (mid-50's). Hey, I love my husband dearly, but a well-conditioned athlete he just isn't...that's a low pulse!
Doctor starts asking about his bp meds and such and determines the version he's on is most likely the culprit and we might need to switch to a different one.
From here somewhere we sort of went off on several things that we've dealt with with Dewey over a length of time -- he is bone-tired 90% of the time (although. could be those bp meds) and he is often short of breath, though not in any discomfort or pain. Honestly, he's been like that since school-age. One doctor we saw asked if he was or had been a smoker for as little oxygen intake as he often has!
Monday now, much to his disagreement (basically I guilted him into agreeing...I admit it), he has a stress test scheduled. Depending on those results, he could be going for a sleep apnea test later.
My doctor-avoiding husband is just covered up in medical stuff now.
If you have a moment or so, please keep his meds in prayer for the bone spur -- that they would do the trick and nothing further needed. And the stress test -- that they find his health, overall, to be good and his main issue a change in bp meds until we adjust to a better diet and proper exercise, etc.
Also -- just a note -- Emily has her release date from her surgeons Friday. She's done great, no residual anything, and is filling out with fat tissue very nicely along her shoulder, so I expect no problems at all.