We picked up Runner Girl's orthotics on Monday. They are helping some with her feet and knees, but not entirely. We go in for another evaluation in 3 weeks to see what the doc thinks, but we are pretty sure we are doing surgery in December.
He will put in an implant to help her arch, lift the arch, and take out the extra bone in each foot.
She will be in casts for 4 weeks then in post-surgical shoes for a week or two, and then back to regular shoes with orthotics thereafter.
This does mess with her drama plans because the play is in February and she is not allowed to run or jump for 8 weeks after the surgery. Oh well. Her teacher is coming up with something for her to do instead of all the dancing and stomping the pirates will be doing.
She will be able to start training for cross country again in March, so that's a good thing.
My goal is to be down by 30 pounds or so before she's ready to start training again, so I can run too.
Aside from the medical stuff, we have financial stuff and baby stuff and sick stuff going on. But it's not pretty or pleasant, and that's all I'm going to say about it.