For a year now, I have had a sore on the outside of my right heel that would JUST-NOT-GO-AWAY! I didn't let this stop me though, I ran a half marathon last summer with it and did whatever I wanted. Still the sore wouldn't heal and with my mother's urging (she was sure I had cancer), I went to see a podiatrist.
It turns out that I had a bone spur that was causing all of the problems. I though this was something that happened to "old" people. I am 35 and obviously still think I'm immune to all of these weird things that can happen due to wear and tear. All of those years of running have finally caught up with me. The doc told me that my options were to either have surgery or live with the sore...my choice. After thinking about it, I decided to do surgery since I don't like having random sores anywhere on my body, YUCK!
Can I tell you that the idea of surgery really freaked me out? I know, I know, ridiculous, especially considering I've had 3 children. Having kids didn't freak me out. Being a former Labor and Delivery nurse, I knew as well as you possibly could what to expect. With surgery, I had general ideas of what would happen, but my exposure was a bit more limited. Also, I didn't want to be out of commission for very long since things seem to fall down around my ears when I'm out for even a day...uugh!
Well, surgery happened on Friday and I survived. It really wasn't as bad as I thought. I rested up this weekend and today am back up and around a bit. Not 100 percent yet, but soon. Also, I should be back to running when spring rolls around, which was why I did this now cause who wants to run in 20 degree weather anyway?
This is what I look like now:
I can't seem to get the Betadine completely off of my toes.:( The dressings have to stay on until I see the doc in a few more days. I also have one of those cute little shoes (U.G.L.Y!) that I get to wear if I go out and about. Isn't this great! Kidding, kidding. Well that's what's happening in my life right now, just a bowl full of cherries!