You don’t have to say what it was for or anything… but I’m curious how successful it was. I go back to the Podiatrist on Tuesday for my foot, for the Morton’s Neuroma and associated problems. It doesn’t feel any better since I saw him 3 weeks ago. In fact, it feels worse SINCE I saw him.
After a week and a half, it was feeling a little better, so I returned to work, and it started getting worse after a few hours there each day I was there. Probably because I can’t walk and I’m stuck in the same position all day. So I was out 8 days, in 1, out 1, in 1, out 1, in 2, out 2.
I had saved up time working overtime this summer for a vacation or SOMETHING down the line, since I haven’t taken one in 2 years, but it’s all gone. Personal and Non-Comp time is gone, with my Sick almost completely drained. I have some Vacation time in reserve, but I can’t use it for medical leave reasons unless something is set up in advance.
I’ve never had surgery, and for some reason, my body has a low tolerance for losing blood. Just getting a blood test makes me ill and almost pass out. It’s weird, because when I was younger, I could take needles and whatnot with no problem. But my body’s acceptance changed as I grew.
A few years ago at work I sliced my finger with a box cutter very lightly, lost almost no blood, and still almost passed out regardless. I had to leave early, because my body couldn’t handle it. I’m pretty sure there is some kind of condition for this, but I don’t know the name offhand.
Anyway… someone in my office had exactly what I have 2 years ago. After 2 months of continued pain, she had surgery. Said she lost the feeling in her toes for many months (which will happen with me, because they have to cut out the nerve), and that she couldn’t walk for a week and had to wear this “bootie” thing for a month, nor could she get the foot wet.
She says NOW that she’s alright, but does experience pain from time to time, and that the feeling in her toes have pretty much returned. But I’ve read stories of people who have had problems afterwards, sometimes even worse than the pain they experienced when they had it.
Meanwhile, anywhere up to 70% of people with this who have had it less than a year are supposedly able to get rid of it over time with proper medication and orthodic devices to correct their foot.
Anyhoo… I got back and I’m going to listen to the options provided. But I know as he explained in our first meeting that, if all else fails, surgery is an option that he performs.