Stress Fracture vs Arthritis
I make a horrible patient.
Reader’s Digest Version: My talus and calcaneous are fused bilaterally causing HUGE amounts of CHRONIC pain in the vicinity of my right cuboid. After a gastrocnemius release (lengthening of the calf muscle) 18 months ago, I had high hopes the almost constant pain would be resolved. Not so much. In fact, it is worse. The next question became stress fracture or arthritis.
In other words: I have mutant feet and the right one hurts like hell quite often.
Saw the orthopod the day before leaving for Hawaii. Back in my CAM walker for 4 weeks, with a bone scan to be done upon my return. Upon boot application there were 2 weeks until my first day as a flight nurse.
Saw the bone scan moments after it was done. Read the radiologist report three days ago. Started calling the office. CORNERED said orthopod in the OR.
Hurts like hell and the only cure is wear orthodics, have a cortisone injection every three to four months and become sedentary.
Yeah, fuckin’ right.
My fat ass needs to forget my foot hurts to the point of tears, lose some weight and keep forgetting my foot hurts.
I am a flight nurse, goddamn it.