After two years of intense pain in my left foot (plantar fasciitis), and no relief from the customary remedies, I'm going in for \platelet-rich plasma injections this afternoon, at the office of a new doctor on the Upper West Side recommended by my podiatrist. Depending on how it goes -- one of my colleagues just had it done and was knocked off her ass for a week, my doctors claims it's "just like getting a cortisone shot" -- expect limited blog posts today. The procedure is considered experimental -- I've heard the success rate is as low at 50/50 -- but it's my last option before surgery, which itself is not a guaranteed solution and poses real risks, so I'm desperate after all this time to get it a try. (The fact that atheltes were barred from having it done makes me think it might work.) Wish me luck. And if anyone has experienced in this department, please leave me a comment.