My feets is broken. Or just the left one. And its not really broken. But kind of.

So for the past few years, every time I run more than a few miles I end up with terrible pain in my left ankle.  At first I thought it was just something that would go away as my legs got stronger.  This never happened.  So, finally getting sick of the pain and thinking that it would make a terrible marathon experience, I decided to finally break down and go see a podiatrist. 

My ankle, it turns out, is fine.  Score!

He thinks it is something called “tarsal coalition.”  Fail.

Tarsal coalition is a cool genetic thing that happens when your feet (or in my case, foot) don’t (doesn’t) properly develop and two or more of the big bones in your feet become connected, either through extra cartilage, fibrous tissue or bone  growth.  And the kicker?  Since I am 23 and my bones have pretty much finished developing, the only real solution is to knock my ass out and cut them apart.  And, if that doesn’t work, they have to fuse my bones which involves, amongst other things, driving a 4″ screw through the bony part of my foot, thus immobilizing it permanently.

Sometimes my life is just too much fun.

Now, it is just a hunch that he has and not an actual diagnosis.  Yet.   I still have to go get another round of xrays as well as a CT scan and another appointment with him.  While he was telling me this all I could think is that this is going to be another day off wasted and $200 that I don’t have.  I guess I’ll be eating a lot of re-fried beans this month.  And if I have to have surgery I’m gonna be completely screwed (Oh!  See what I did there?).  I’ll probably just have them take out my kidney while I’m under so I can sell it on the black market to the highest bidder.  Who needs 2 kidneys anyway? Not me!

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~ by sisypheanfeat on 25 April, 2009.

One Response to “My feets is broken. Or just the left one. And its not really broken. But kind of.”

  1. Having all your body parts is overated.

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