Drawing a Line

30 May

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I’m going to spare you the pictures this time, but after almost 3 years of foot issues and treatment, my (in the words of my Podiatrist) foot looks good!

Well, not pretty, but it never did. The scar is a feint one now and the affected toe has curled a bit, looks shorter and the only toe I can now move on that foot is the “Big Toe”.

I will still need to wear special shoes and have preventative treatment once a month for the rest of my life, but I can live with that. It’s just risk reduction, I do that every day. More so in these Covid times…..

I have learned many things from this experience. Some about feet and wound care, some about myself, how I deal with things and what situations I cope best (and struggle) with. I think the most important things I’ve learned are:

  • It’s not “only a blister” until an HCP tells you its “only a blister”
  • Self-management is ok. Self-diagnosis really isn’t!
  • Every foot issue has the potential to be a serious one. Swift treatment will often stop it becoming one.

So, for now this challenge is over. It’s time to move onto the next one. No rest for the wicked hey?…..

This chapter is closed, I’m drawing a line under it……

Choose whichever metaphor you want.

After 3 years. I have closure.

I finally have closure.

Live Long and Bolus

&

Please check your feet daily!

Grumps.

One Response to “Drawing a Line”

  1. Rick Phillips May 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm #

    An acquaintance of mine (type 20) just lost his foot. I think he would agree with you, today. But 6 months ago, it was ahh they are just trying to scare me. Hmm, guess (In a manner of speaking) it worked.

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