Another lovely day, warm and windy but cloudy. The warmth and the wind have melted almost all the snow around here, leaving behind mud and dead-looking grass and the occasional bit of new growth peeking through!
It was a long, busy day at work and my feet hurt. I have hallux rigidus, also known as turf toe. It’s basically osteoarthritis of the big toe joint. I had surgery on my left foot in 2004, surgery on my right foot in 2007. Lately the left foot has been hurting a lot, so I went to my podiatrist. I was hoping he would just need to adjust my orthotics but no such luck. The joint is pretty bad, and the only thing he can do for me at this point is put in an artificial joint. I’m a little younger than they like for such things– almost 49. Apparently the artificial joint usually lasts 10-15 years, so I’d probably need to have it replaced again eventually/
Not what I wanted to hear, not at all. The cost of surgery, being out of work for 4-6 weeks, this isn’t the best time for this. Plus, I’m just not ready for this step. I told him I’d think about it. I went on vacation, then since I got back I’ve had more time off than usual, and the feet have felt better. Putting surgery off seemed doable. Today took a toll, thought, and I’m back to wondering…
In the meantime, I’ve been massaging my feet and today I’m icing them for a bit– feels good.
Ah well. I’ll think and pray on it a bit longer.