Tuesday, April 14, 2009


I'm sure Young Stumbler #1 won't approve, but I'm wearing my slippers in the office this week instead of my regular shoes:

A few weeks ago, I noticed my foot was sore. I thought the reason was that my shoe inserts (shoe liners, shoe pads?) were getting too old. So, I bought a few sets of new inserts. As I was installing them into my shoes, I happened to rub my heel with my hand, and felt a small bump. While I think my shoe pads needed replacing, the real cause of the pain was this lump. Over the next few days I noticed the middle of the bump turned a little bit black.

Well, I finally went to the doctor yesterday at lunch time. I thought he would freeze it off or maybe apply some acid to remove it. Well, instead, he surgically removed it under a local anesthtic! With CH helping to translate, I understand that this was some kind of corn. I do feel sorry for CH, having to watch the doctor slice into my foot - yuck! The doctor even gave me the corn after removing it! (no, I didn't keep it, I gave it to the nurse to throw away). Then he gave me several stitches IN THE HEEL. OUCH! It hurt so bad he had to give me a second round of anesthetic shots mid-way through the procedure.

Of course in a few days, everything will be all better. But yesterday, I felt that the cure was worse than the problem! My foot hurt far more than it did before I visited the doctor. Walking is real fun now, using only the balls of my feet. This morning it was feeling better, and hopefully by the end of the week it will be normal. I have to go back today to have it cleaned and inspected. Fortunately the doctor's office is just next door to my office.

Oh, I am not allowed to get it wet. No problem, it turns out there are waterproof bandaids just for such a situation. Don't worry, I won't be sharing any gross photos of my sliced and stitched-up heel - just this photo of my unfashionable sandals with socks.

1 comment:

The Stumbling Mom said...

Gee, I'd rather see the sliced and stiched heel than sandals with SOCKS! Sandals & socks are GROSS!