This goofy body
Thursday, April 23, 2015
For so long I had to see my doctor only once a year, for my annual checkup. Well, one year I broke my elbow, and another year I tore my Achilles, but otherwise I hardly ever needed to darken her door.
And then I was put on PSMF, and had to see my doctor every few weeks, and a nutritionist in between, and have blood work done every few weeks. When my blood pressure normalized and I went off PSMF, the frequent doctor visits and blood work ended, and I thought I was back to just the annual visits.
But then tonight, the kid was goofing around with me, and she found a bump on the top of my foot. It's about the size of a quarter, and half a cm high, and weird. I don't have it on my other foot, and neither the kid nor the husband have such a bump on either of their feet, and I don't recall ever noticing this bump before. So, I think it's relatively new. Of course, I'm getting older and my eyesight isn't great, and I don't really look at my feet much....
My sophisticated online research (google) tells me that the most likely explanations are either a bone spur or a ganglion cyst. Of course before my googling, the first thing my brain went to was "bone cancer" so the other two possibilities sound reassuring. I'll be spending tomorrow morning seeing a doctor, so will fall even further behind on work - perfect timing. But I'm a worrywart, and the husband and kid are almost as bad, so the sooner that a professional tells me it's something pedestrian (!) like a ganglion cyst, the better.
I found this on one of the websites and it made me laugh:
"Many home remedies can cause more harm than good, such as “Bible Therapy,” which involves taking a heavy object such as a book and smashing the cyst."
Yeah, I think I'll have this checked out by a doctor instead!