Remember my ghastly foot procedure in January, involving the soldering iron and the vampire stake?
Problem 1: it should have been all better by now. I'm not too bad on a day-to-day basis, but went on a hill walk and was crippled after only an hour: ice-fire pains with every step - ouch! Back to the specialist for another ultra scan.
It turns out that the nerve he zapped between my toes is now completely healed and normal (hurrah) but... I have another neuroma between the neighbouring toes and, even more fun, yet another on my other foot!
Problem 2: To celebrate my 50th, John & I have a walking holiday in Italy booked very soon. We will be walking from A to B between little villages all day every day, for over a week. Mmmm.
Here are the offending tootsies, as sketched last week in Shrewsbury (more of that visit later):
Solution 1: tonight I have to be zapped again, but on both feet this time (eeek). This will put me totally out of action for a couple of days, but I should be walking again on Friday (handy, since I have a school visit in Nottingham that day).
Solution 2: At the weekend, once the dodgy nerves are both freeze-dried to death, and so pain free, I have to go on another walk, to make sure there is nothing else giving me pain that needs doing.
I'm really looking forward to this evening (not). I'm crossing fingers it all goes OK this time (but not toes...)