I'm not sure if I've mentioned this or not but I've been having some pretty intense pain in my left foot the past few months. I don't remember exactly when it started to bother me but it seems like it was early summer when it began. After having problems walking (read, not being able to put weight on the foot) for a few days, I broke down and went to a podiatrist. That was last month. He told me I have a bone spur and then immediately recommended surgery and nothing else. After being told that I'd have to stay off my foot for a minimum of two weeks, up to four, I had a minor meltdown. Needless to say, a second opinion was in order.
So, with a hobble in my walk I went to an orthopedic surgeon today to have him take a look at my foot. Three options were given to me ~ a steroid/cortisone shot in the joint, a shoe insert to help align my foot in a better position and to take the pressure off the joint, and then surgery. I already feel much better about seeing this doctor.
I was given THE MOST PAINFUL Shot in History today!!! Seriously, it freakin' hurt!!! I can't recommend the shot because I won't know till the end of the weekend whether it worked for me or not but if you want to experience some SERIOUS pain, then heck yeah, get the shot. Also, my doctor gave me a "prescription" (if that's what you'd call it) for the shoe insert. Guess you could say we tried to kill two birds with one stone today.
I really hope the shot does the trick because, even though I'm not a shoe freak, I do enjoy the few shoes I have and don't want to give them up. Yes, that's the least of my worries and maybe I'm a little vain for thinking about it but I can't help myself. I have shoes that are older than my daughter! They have sentimental value to me. Okay, maybe that's a stretch but I think you get my point. Besides, what girl wants to wear ugly shoes? I know I don't. Most importantly though, I hope the shot works and I won't need surgery.