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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!
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  • SOOZIEQUE55
    The culprit might be friction from your shoes. I developed a bump on the top of each foot where I pull the laces across the top of my foot to tie them. I have switched to a new pair of shoes which are also bigger. I'm hoping the bumps will subside. Hope its nothing serious for you. emoticon
    2188 days ago
  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    My mind always goes immediately to cancer, too, whenever I find a new spot, bump, or anything. Ha ha. I love our little worrywart club, Bemused.

    It's probably a cyst. I had an alarmingly big one when I was a young adult. Like PJDaniels' MIL, mine was on the back of my hand, and the doctor offered me the "Big Book" therapy, which I declined. After being told it was harmless, and being a wimp and not wanting anybody to smash my hand, I decided to ignore it. And guess what. Ignoring it worked. It went away not long afterward. Good luck with that, my dear.
    2189 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    My MIL had a cyst on the back of her hand and the doctor did just that, had her put her hand on the table and smashed it with a book! She is 93, and this was a very long time ago. Hope your appointment goes well and you don't get hit with a book, ha ha.
    2189 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    have a nice day
    2189 days ago
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