December 13, 2006

Foot Test Results

Well I went to the doctors yesterday to find out about my test result for my foot and there was good news and not so good news.

The good news was that they don't really think the tumor has grown back. They said there are a couple dark spots on the X-ray but it's nothing that is too concerning to them and they don't really know what the previous doctor did during the last surgery and the dark spots could be related to something that was done during the surgery.

The bad news is that I have something call Hallux Limitus, it basically means I have limited mobility of my big toe and the joints of the big toe are jamming against each other, hence the pain. I also have a arthritic bone spur just below the joint (it can cause it). So eventually it will get bad enough (or big enough) for removal surgery.

So now tumor, but arthritis is now confirmed in my feet (I had thought so) and I imagine within the next 5 years I will be having surgery to remove the bone spur and fix the joints that are jamming into each other.

In all not as bad as I expected it to be, so I am a very happy camper!

Posted by Quality Weenie at December 13, 2006 08:55 AM | TrackBack

Lemonade indeed my dear.

I'm glad it's better than what you expected but wish like hell you didn't have to have ANY pain!

Posted by: Tammi at December 13, 2006 09:58 AM

Not bad at all! Removing those bone spurs should be relatively simple for a good doc, too!

Posted by: Ogre at December 13, 2006 10:51 AM

Yeah, the dark spots could even be scar tissue from the first surgery. I'm so glad you don't have a tumor there. I hope the arthritis and bone spur pain are somewhat manageable.

Posted by: Teresa at December 13, 2006 05:15 PM