Anyone who knows me is constantly reminded of the fact that my foot hurts a lot and has done so for more than 12 months. Finally, oh finally, after doctors, physiotherapists, podiatrists and special shoes, orthotics and (admittedly pretty good for period cramps) anti-inflammatories, the three reasons for Gammy Foot’s existence have been found:
1. There’s a fricking big spur growing out of the top of my toe joint bone
2. Um, the bone connecting into the toe joint isn’t supposed to be that wonky and grind into the other bone
3. A bit of bone is floating around where bits of bone oughtn’t
Thank you to ThePurpleOwl for recommending her podiatric surgeon. If/when I proceed with surgery, my health fund won’t cover much of the cost because he isn’t an orthopaedic surgeon, and Medicare considers foot stuff a “luxury” as one customer service representative said on the phone, so I need to save more dollars to get the job done as I want and not how the system wants. I’d kick the system in the pants if my tootsie didn’t hurt so much.
PS: have you ever tried to take photos of x-rays? It’s bloody difficult!
Crank-o-meter: ouch ouch ouch