November 07, 2007

Sesamoid Bone

Almost 6 weeks after that god-awful marathon, I finally had a chance to see a doctor about my foot pain that won't go away. The final diagnosis is that I have a fatigue fracture of the medial sesamoid bone on my right foot. I was not given a cast, but sent to get custom orthotics to make it so I can walk without putting pressure on that part of my foot. The orthotics guy is booked today, and I leave in the morning for another field assignment and won't be back until Nov. 19, only to leave on the 20th for Thanksgiving vacation. Maybe it will just heal itself. If not, I'll have to have the bone removed and that causes all sorts of other problems. If it isn't better by Christmas time, I'll have to consider a surgical option.

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