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Last night I went to services. I was looking forward to going this morning, but I had too much paperwork to fill out for my podiatrist appointment this afternoon.

What am I talking about? A week and a half ago, one of my toes suddenly hurt a lot and was purple and swollen. My internist put me on a regimen of Keflex and said "If it isn't better by Tuesday, you need to see a podiatrist," and gave me a referral.

The Keflex got rid of most of the infection, but the tip of the toe was still red and hurt like all getout, so I called the podiatrist. The first opening was today, right after services.

After filling out four pages of questions about my medical history, I journeyed out to the doctor. His assistant took a bunch of x-rays of my feet. I was also asked to bring whatever shoes I normally wear. The good news:
  1. The podiatrist said, "The problem is definitely not your shoes!"
  2. He also said, "You are definitely not going to lose your toe."
The culprit was an ingrown toenail. He said the typical treatment is an in-office surgical procedure. He said he could do it right away, but I could not go back to work. If I couldn't abide by that, he said I could schedule it for another day.

Given that I wasn't working today, this was a no-brainer. Of course I had the procedure done today! He didn't think I would be able to get back into my shoes, but I wore my one-size-too-big Reebok sneakers Just In Case, and I had no problem. I was sent home with instructions and a few Vicodins. Oh fun.

At least I already have a bed wedge in place for my sore, heavily bandaged foot, and I can work from my bed tomorrow, so I'm all set.

Date: 2015-09-15 08:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You are lucky to be in a system where you can see a podiatrist so quickly. I have to plan 2-3 months in advance.

Date: 2015-09-15 09:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I pay extra $$$ per month for the deluxe PPO health plan so I can see specialists when I need to.

It has been very handy when I've needed to go directly to a specialist without bothering my internist, such as when my ankle was crushed. I have a couple of friends who had broken ankles and surgery delays because of their health plans.

Date: 2015-09-15 07:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm glad you were able to get your foot taken care of so quickly.

Shana tovah to you as well.

Date: 2015-09-18 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I suggest you try out sandals and opaque socks, preferably white ones rolled up just past the ankle. They look good when wearing trousers or longer skirts. They were good enough for the traditional Japanese to wear, and I wore them for many years with no problems, except when it rained or snowed heavily. But for a trot from the house to the garage, or the workplace to the Californian parking space, why not?

Date: 2015-09-19 02:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm damn glad it was only an ingrown toenail!

Date: 2015-09-22 03:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filkferengi
I'm glad you got seen right away. Did they take part of the nail, or all of it?

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