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!