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Under the knife

Thursday, June 18, 2015

It's been two months and the bump on the top of my foot is still there, so I went to my orthopedics appointment yesterday. She had me take an X-ray, which predictably showed nothing wrong. Then I had an ultrasound, which confirmed a ganglion cyst. I have two choices: aspiration, with a high likelihood of the cyst returning, or surgery, with a lower likelihood. I'm leaning toward surgery because it's more likely to be a permanent solution. At least it's summer and I can wear sandals so the cyst/stitches/bandages might be easier to accommodate.

And tomorrow I take our kid to the hospital for her surgery - a year ago she had a long titanium rod inserted through the length of her ulna. She had both bones in her forearm broken clear through by an opposing soccer player who kicked her in the arm after tackling her and making her fall. Tomorrow the rod will finally be removed.

So ... lots of doctor and hospital visits this week. None serious or life threatening, but all adding to the stress a bit. I may have given in to the snacking before dinner today. Sigh. Well, tomorrow is another day!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I'm sorry, Bemused, but after reading about your daughter's nasty encounter with a girl from the opposing soccer team, I couldn't think about your ganglion cyst any more. I hate badness! Especially when my kid is a victim! I admire your ability not to go on and on about how that #%`** hurt your daughter and is the cause for her having to get so many medical procedures done.

    Well, I'm writing this after reading about the success of your daughter's surgery, so I've calmed down a bit since the time when I read this yesterday. Your daughter is a brave girl, and you must be so proud that she did not let such an incident slow her down! In fact, it probably made her much stronger and wiser.

    (And I'm sure your ganglion cyst story will have a happy ending. Mine has long faded into history.)
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  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Sending prayers for a speedy recovery emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2123 days ago
  • JTREMBATH
    hope all goes well emoticon
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  • PJDANIELS
    Hope your daughter's procedure goes smoothly. Surgery is no fun.
    2124 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    wish the best
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