Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

I went to the podiatrist this morning and basically got confirmation on what I suspected. My bunion is the cause of all the problems with the second toe. Because of my hypermobility, things are shifting around inside my foot more swiftly than any other part of bunion trouble. I've got no exterior trauma because of the bunion (other than the ugly bump and the way my toes are starting to overlap), but with the redistribution inside, my second toe is now being forced to support twice as much weight than it is physically capable of. Hence, the pain.

So, come January, I'll be having bunion surgery. In the meantime, I've got to wear orthotics to help redistribute my weight better on my foot, which means no more sandals. :( I got lectured about my inappropriate footwear since I showed up wearing them, too, lol. But hey, I'm all right with all that. If I wait on the surgery, I risk destroying the cartilage in that toe more than it already is, and considering how badly arthritis runs in my family, that's a risk I'm not willing to take.

In other news this week, I discovered another side effect from taking the vitamin D. I had a hair appointment yesterday, my first since I started taking D, and though I told her her that I thought my hair was growing faster than it used to, the second I sat down in the chair, she said, "What have you been using? It's thicker."

The thing is, I haven't changed a single thing in my hair routine. The only thing we can figure is that it's the D. My hair is thin and fine, so being thicker now? A very good thing.

Overall, quite a good day. :)
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