Mornin! We are back in Mississippi after a long weekend away and I got some semi-decent news at the doctor yesterday about my foot. Bobby went with me, so we were able to document the fun for you. First, they took x-rays even though I was pretty sure they weren’t going to show anything. We were brought back into a room to wait for the doctor, and Bobby and I took this time to brush up on our X-ray reading skills…yeah…..
Ok, I see the problem….no, no not really.
I told the doctor all my symptoms, and he told me my X-ray was clean. He did tell me however I have very high arches which are working against me and I need to be in something other than the neutral/more minimalist shoe I was wearing. I also pronate terrible (I brought an old worn down on the insides pair of flip flops to show him).
He told me I most likely have morton’s neuroma, which is a thickening of the tissue around the nerve running down in between two of my toes. You CAN have the nerve removed with a simple surgery, but we both agreed it was best to try first wearing shoes with better arch supports, metatarsal pads to help spread my toes out, and a cortisone shot. He said if I am still having pain then it is something else entirely and to come back and see him…so fingers crossed this is it and I can avoid the pain with a few footwear modifications.
So, then came the shot. I don’t LOVE shots, but I don’t really mind them either..in my arm. I have never had a shot in the foot and m feet are ticklish. Not gonna lie, the anticipation was pretty bad. Don’t I look excited?
The nurse prepped my foot then pulled out a nice long needle. Yikes!
The doctor came back in and he, Bobby and the nurse HELD ME DOWN so I wouldn’t kick the doctor in the face. Then the nurse said “ok, hold still!” Um…ok sure, if you tell him to back off with the needle! Honestly, it wasn’t that bad. Pinch when it went in, but when he pushed the meds through all the way down to the bottom of my foot, it was kind of painful but not just for a couple of seconds. This was right before:
aaahhh! I freaked out all my friends by sending them this photo in a text. At least I got to have some fun with it!
A huge thank you to everyone’s thoughts and prayers while I was at the doctor. He told me it will take a couple days for the medicine to fully work and I shouldn’t run for several days. No problem, my foot is very sore and tender from the shot!
QOTD: Hate shots or don’t mind them? Ever had a cortisone shot?
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