This is my before going to visit the doctor picture.
For two weeks now I've been losing a battle with my walking/jogging shoes and they've managed to damage the first three toes and nails on both feet. The left one seem to get the worse beating and eventually it appeared I had an infection in my left big toe. You know warm to the touch, slightly painful and the color and pain was descending into the top of the foot. I'm a diabetic and should know better than to delay treatment as I did. Yesterday I went and saw my primary physician and he put me on antibiotics and chastised my delay and not contacting my podiatrist immediately about the problem. So got an appointment this morning with the podiatrist and he decided I needed surgery to remove the toenail, pull fluid out of the joint and also found an ulceration under one of my side blood blisters. He also thinks I now have gout on top of everything. Great, just peachy.
Now my foot looks like this
I am not supposed to go for the long walks for exercise for a short while (2 weeks). That was my preferred form of exercise but guess now I'll have forget about tracking steps and use my recumbent bike and resistance bands and dumbbells and maybe renew my efforts to learn proper kettlebell useage.
On a more upbeat note, the long awaited completion of my room addition for an art studio is nearly done and should be finished by this coming Friday evening, weather permitting! WooHoo!