The annual Colorectal Cancer 5K was a few weeks ago. I had to pass this year and it really bothered me. I am not *that* old and I am in good shape, so I should be able to just run 3 miles if I want. This prompted me to make an appt with a foot doctor. The appt was this week.
The waiting room freaked me out. Here are my rapid fire texts to Rahul.
The news was not good. My right foot has severe arthritis and my toe mobility is 5% when most people have 50-60%. Check out my X-ray. Big toe is pretty much bone on bone… no cartilage left.
So, the only option to fix the issue is to fuse the 2 bones with a metal plate and screw. This would be a REAL surgery… 6-8 weeks of no walking/driving. And…. there is no guarantee that this will fix the problem. So… NO THANKS.
I am interested in more conservative approaches. I am getting fitted with custom shoe inserts, and I have a brand of shoes to try for long walks and the occasional runs.
Not the news I wanted, but at least I know. And I can do an occasional run with conservative help, so life is all good.