Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jill Andreotti Buys Her 21st Pair

We wanted to do a follow-up to the January post on Jill.
Jill's plantar fascitis began when she was 20 years old. Her heel pain was relentless. She says, "I was on crutches for years and years." Her symptoms began after wearing inappropriate shoes while playing sports- softball, basketball, tennis, and more.
For the next 10 years she had tried electrodes and different medicine for her feet.
When she was 30 years old she came to see Dr. Kerch. As mentioned in the January article, she successfully underwent shockwave therapy. She was among the first in Seattle to wear the Z-CoiL pain relief shoes in 2003. She wears the Z-CoiL shoes "all the time" except for weddings (rarely a pump). She even wears the Z-CoiLs playing tennis.
Jill has worked as a medical technologist for the past 20 years. This occupation has allowed her a flexible lifestyle. She has chosen to live in Seattle working at Harborview and at Children's UW for awhile. She went to Portland for a time and is currently living in Yakima. Jill is excited to be in her second semester at WSU to get her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, graduating as a RN+.
Jill is an amazing success story and advocate for the Z-CoiL shoes. She has 21 pairs of Z-COiL now. Today she purchased the new Bella style.
She likes to have many different styles in order to be ready for her diverse activities. After all these years her gray Zuecos need to be replaced. She also owns two pairs of Mary Janes (grey and black). She has 7 pairs of clogs in 3 different colors. She owns a pair of boots and several athletic Freedom styles.
When folks ask her about the shoes she says, "They saved my life. I might still be on crutches if it wasn't for the shockwave therapy and the Z-CoiL footwear."

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