Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What did you just call me?

First, thank you all so much for your wonderful dishwasher tips and congrats. Our new addition is fitting into our family quite well. He is quiet and still does what I tell him to do. Nice for a change. And, I bought the Electrosol tablets at Sam's. Thanks for the tip!

Over Christmas, I had another flare up of an embarrassing problem. Not my fever blisters, although those showed their pretty little heads, as well, but a different one.

This one is much further down- all the way down to my left foot.

I do know my left from my right. This is just a model of my lovely right foot on Christmas Day. It is proudly displaying a gift from my mother-in-law. A gag, recycled gift, but a gift, nonetheless.

I get this massive bump in the middle of it when I stand on it for too long. Apparently, all the cooking, shopping, cleaning, teacher gift making, candy eating baking, etc that comes along with Christmas pushed me over the edge. It was either that or the "Christmas should not be about materialism and to-do lists, but about quiet preparation time" soap box that I tend to get on pretty often.
Hmmm. Hard to tell.

Let's just say that it looked like the peak of Mt. Everest was in the middle of my foot. (Five points to anyone who knows what wonderfully- named man was the first to climb to the top of Mt. Everest.) It was painful, a little ugly, but worst of all, I couldn't wear my hot mama black boots without severe pain.

So, I did what any woman would do. I wore the boots anyway and called a podiatrist.

I saw the foot doctor today and - even though it isn't flared up nearly as much as it was- he could still tell there was something there.

So, he sent me to X-ray.

I met a very nice old lady there who was hoping to get to be able to wear 2 shoes today for the first time in 3 months. She'd had a boot on one foot and then the other.
I made jokes about her one clean shoe at home.
She told me I looked far too young to have 2 children.
I miss her.

After X-ray, I went back to the room and it was just what he thought it was: a Ganglion Cyst.

What did you just call me?

That's right- some sort of foul sounding cyst. EEWWW.
Well, it's also called a "Bible" cyst, so I'd like to think that Jesus got them, too.
And would you like to know why it's called a Bible Cyst? Because people used to drop Bibles on them to get rid of them.


My options to get rid of it are 1) Bible dropping 2) deal with it or 3) surgery.

Although I do live in a Bible-beating area, I'm going with option #2. I think Proverbs warns against option #1.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is another picture of Ollie from his dress-up montage the other night. He is saying, "To infinity and beyond!" Except his "beyond" sounds like "Byhooond"- thus the O sound you see here. He still loves Buzz (and there are more links if you need them).
What am I going to do when this doesn't fit him anymore? I think if he leaves it on long enough that it will mold to his body.

Yes. That's what I want the pre-school kids to remember about him. He'll appreciate that in middle school.


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I just want you to know, as a Bunion Survivor, I understand all that you are going thru.

We have our SGCBAFOAFPW group (Survivors of Ganglian Cysts, Bunions, Athletes Foot, and Other Assorted Fungi, and Plantar Warts) support group that meets on Tuesdays. I will be happy to be your sponsor.

Admitting the problem is the first step (ba boom cha)

Darby said...

OUCH! It sounds awful. I hope you can deal with it... did they give you any tips to deal with it? Ice. Advil. No shoes. I mean it's January. Well, at least you have an answer now. I hope it gets better soon! And stays better. Stay out of those hot mama shoes!

annieck said...

Wow! I've never heard of that. Doesn't sound like much fun, but I love that you get through it with humor (and some very interesting socks) ;).
Owen is SO precious!!!

holly said...

I need that bee picture in your bathroom for my can mail it to me, that's fine ;)

Amy said...

Sorry about your foot, but you always crack me up!

Jenny said...

I believe that would be Edmund Hillary, although I probably misspelled it. And, NO, Hillary Clinton was NOT named after him!!! Hope your foot improves...ouchie! :(

Carrie said...

I'm still laughing about those socks! hehe!

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