Thursday, March 08, 2012

Woe, Is Me

Do you ever feel like it is hard to catch a break? I am having one of those weeks...

  • On Monday I returned to my old job where I have to take a $20,000 pay cut.
  • Tomorrow I have to move house because my landlord sold my apartment. I am moving into another apartment in my block that is not as nice as mine (goodbye walk-in-robe and double shower) and costs more in rent. This involves taking all of my stuff up and down 3 flights of stairs.
  • Yesterday I suddenly couldn't walk because of the strain from my plantar fasciitis, I have been limping so bad for the past 6 months that I gave myself a stress fracture and have thrown my hip out of alignment. I now need very expensive orthotics that my healthcare does not cover and I can barely walk.
  • My family home is in that little town that Australians may be seeing all over the news right now as being badly flooded. We are outside of the levee system that was built and cannot get access to the property to see what the damage is because we were all away in Byron Bay when they blocked all the roads.
  • It is a public holiday here on Monday and I work for a university so we do not get the day off and we do not get paid extra to work.

Woe, is me.

I am a firm believer that happiness does not just come to you, you have to work for it. So I am not going to dwell on these things and instead try and focus on how great it is to be back working with my old team, how moving is a great opportunity to get organised and that soon my foot will be fixed and I can walk pain-free again. Oh and my sister-in-law (see below) just bought me a delicious 'get well limpy' present from koko black.

So while I spend the next few days packing boxes and eating pizza on the floor, here is a photo of me and the bride to keep you entertained.


  1. Oh, honey, I'm having a woe is me week as well (well, it's more a day than a week). Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, but thankfully none of it is life or job threatening, just irritating and building up.

    I'm sorry you're feeling a bit blah. xoxo

  2. Totally sympathise about the whole Labour Day business - am in the exact same boat - BOO!! (Just gotta think of those days in lieu at Chrissy, I guess)...

    I hope you can access your family home soon and that the damage is not too severe. Some of those images of the region are really frightening. The main thing is that everyone is safe though...

    Hope things start picking up for you soon :)

  3. Double get well Limpy!!!

    Bummer about the shite week. Hope things improve soon!!!

    Beautiful photo!!!


  4. Hello. Sorry to hear you are having such a horrible week.I had a horrible case of plantar fac. and was able to get rid of it with some great stretches and some orthotics I bought at a foot store. I thought I was going to have to buy some really expensive ones, but these worked like a dream. I know you are probably past this kind of treatment but just in case I thought I would ask. Also can you get the orthotics online? Maybe they are cheaper here in the US? Just a thought. Finally if it is any comfort, you and your sis-in-law are both glowing and look really great in the picture.

  5. So: I'm sure unsolicited internet advice is what you're seeking *cough* but I did want to point you towards something that has absolutely changed my feet for the better. - it's a book called Every Woman's Guide to Foot Pain. I have plantar fasciitis as well, and I've been down the orthotics path with little ongoing success. The book only costs $8.99 (Kindle) so might be worth a look before buying the orthotics?

  6. You look gorgeous if that's any consolation to your horrible week!

    Em :)

  7. Thought I'd mention something... my Mum also has plantar fasciitis and she's recently started seeing a chinese doctor to help her.

    He's got her doing mainly exercises to improve circulation in her feet and all throughout her body (feet on the rollers, hot/cold showers, etc) and for the first time in years she's not in pain on a daily basis. I don't know how much of it is placebo effect, but I know that she's much more mobile than she has been for a long time. Have you looked into therapies that improve circulation in your feet/legs?

    She bought the orthotics too - invested heavily in them, but it was the circulation therapy that has shifted the pain. It may not work for you, but it might be worth a shot?


Awww thanks so much for the comment!