Bone Spurs and Fluid Sacs

Wow, the title says it all!

I have been having a hard time updating the blog without knowing what is going on with my foot. But I finally found out!

So my big toes hate me (and I wasn’t far off when I said “my feet are plotting to overthrow me“). My freshman year of high school, I had to have surgery on both of my feet. My left ankle had a bone chip irritating the shit outta it so it had to be removed and my big toe on my right foot needed to be flushed and have all of the extra cartilage and bone spurs removed from when a larger young soccer player brought her cleat down on my foot and broke my big toe (unbeknownst to me as I continued to play soccer on it and it ended up growing back thin and w extra stuffs around it). So I had surgery on both of my feet at the same time, was on crutches for a week and ended up playing ball about half way through the season. 

Yesterday, I went into the same MD’s office, and waited. The tech presented me with a copy of the MRI report, which was all greek to me, and caused me to immediately begin googling stuff. As you all know, this is probably one of the worst things one could do.

MRI Results copy write protected yall
MRI Results

So after being presented with this report, I waited for my doc to come in. most torturous 5 minutes of my life as I googled away quickly. finally, i just put down my phone and waited with the thought of Must. Stop. The. Madness.

Doc came in, he looked at the MRI photos, and then looked at the MRI report and then was like dude. you jacked up your foot and it’s been a long time coming after 25 years of soccer. hehe ok so maybe he didn’t use those words but that was essentially what it all meant. He asked if I wanted surgery and then said “say no”; my response was actually more along the lines of “Not if I can avoid it”, but I want to be running by July. He said I have a fluid sac and some bone spurs that are irritating the shit outta my joint and I have arthritis in my joint and that at 29, that isn’t normal. So he outlined the treatment plan which will go as follows:

steroid pack and anti-inflammatories for a week (if this works, we are done and I continue with orthotics).

if this fails, a cortisone shot in my foot and then surgery to follow where my joints in my foot will get flushed (kind of like my freshman year in high school surgery).

worst case scenario, I am running by the end of July and hopefully that will be enough time to still train for the Marine Corps Marathon. My running coach thinks we can handle it and knock out my first ever marathon in a 12 week training plan! While I would prefer to do it in 16 weeks, and of course I will be listening to my body the entire time and trying not to push myself too much too quickly, I am hopeful that the Marine Corps Marathon will be in my future.

We had our first Ragnar DC team meeting also, of which I am captaining, but that is a very different story.

More later. Just thought I would let you all know the mostly good news! 

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  1. Abby @ BackAtSquareZero says

    I hope you get a best case scenario. I too am battling injury to run MCM and not being able to train the way we want sucks. Good luck.

    1. onelittlebecca says

      i just got referred to a specialty surgeon but should be healed up to get in the majority of a full training cycle before MCM, so i feel ya! keep up the good work with them kiddies! glad they have you!

  2. Glenna F. Petty says

    Hi, I too had hammertoe surgery 2.5 weeks ago on my right foot (the fourth toe). My stitches were removed last Friday (2 weeks from surgery date), and the bandages were also removed. My doctor said I could wear a tennis shoe because the surgical shoe was beginning to hurt my arch. I only have to protect the toe with a band aid now. Things seem to be progressing along very well thus far. The toe is a little swollen and I wonder when that will be normal. Does applying ice to the toe help with that I too have scabbing where the incision is located. The toe still feels numb, but I’m beginning to be able to move it more than I was able to initially. My doctor said I should be ready to apply an over the counter scar cream to help with scarring next week. I’m just wondering when I will be back to normal and can wear regular shoes (and not tennis shoes with suits!). I’m concerned that I may never be back to normal 100%. I want my cute heels!

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