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Unexpected toe surgery today

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

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! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Good Lord of Mercy! That was an expensive pair of shoes. Hope you do better with your next pair.
    Bet it won't put too much of a cramp in your overall plans though. Won't be long til you're "kickin butt" again.
    2081 days ago
  • WV_JIM
    Thanks Terry for your support and inspiration. It sounds like to me you very dedicated to your fitness quest. As a health provider myself, I know how difficult Diabetes can be. Keep up the good work. emoticon
    2081 days ago
    I am sorry you have to have some foot surgery. I know how it feels when we can't do our work outs like we are used to. Take care of your self and before you know it you will be on the go again.
    2082 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    You take care and have a speedy recovery. I had the big toe nail removed from my right big toe some years ago and it was uncomfortable to do any walking for some time---do as the Dr. said and you should have a total recovery.
    2082 days ago
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