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21 October 2014 @ 06:03 pm
Toe update!  
I went to the doctor today, since it's been two months since I first injured it and it's still not quite better. Oh, all the function is there just fine, and I can still walk and climb stairs and otherwise get around exactly as much as I could before anything happened, but it doesn't bend quite the same and it's obviously still a bit swollen, though not nearly as much as it was.

The doctor basically said that there was nothing to worry about, and gave me a rather condescending lecture about body symmetry and how each side is going to be different than the other, and when I mentioned that I had noticed reduced mobility from before I injured myself, he offered to give me a referral to a "foot doctor"podiatrist with a sigh. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, though--having dealt with the general public, I'm well aware of how stupid a lot of people are, and how even the good ones are one missed meal or bad day from being a story on Not Always Right. Also, I heard him having to send someone to the hospital before he came into the exam room and past visits have been fine, so I'll let it slide.

Anyway, I mentioned that my main concern was mostly with future mobility, and he said that there would almost certainly not be any problems since the majority of balance comes from the big toe. So I figure that going to the doctor to consult is fine, but if I don't actually have any problems at the moment, I won't get foot x-rays or anything. I'm still able to walk my ~13K steps a day and I'm back to taking the stairs everywhere. If a problem shows up in the future, I'll deal with it then.

I'm still a bit worried, but that's just the background of life, really.  photo emot-psyduck.gif
 
 
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q99q99 on October 22nd, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Yea, get that checked out, though sometimes it just takes awhile to heal.
dorchadasdorchadas on October 22nd, 2014 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm hoping it's just stiff and, over time and the enormous amount of walking I do, it'll return to the same flexibility the other foot has. And if it doesn't, well, I work for the AMA, so my insurance will fortunately cover any necessary visits.  photo emot-c00l.gif
q99q99 on October 22nd, 2014 02:17 am (UTC)
I half-suspect the answer will be 'it's talking awhile because you're walking so much' ^^