:?? Yes, it is always something! I got the results back from the MRI of my left foot. My primary care doc called me yesterday to say I needed to go back to my podiatrist and have him clean out the mess in my foot.
A Little History: My surgery was in Oct/08, small incision between third and fourth toe - for morton's neuroma -- incision site healed according to schedule. Beginning of June incision site started to swell, saw podiatrist about it, he said didn't know what was going on and put me on antibiotics. He said if that didn't work would have to clean out. I went to PC doc few weeks back for second opinion and he sent me for MRI.
Impression: Focal mass-like lesion between the third and fourth digits, corresponding to the area of pain and swelling as noted by the vitamin E marker. Associated inflammatory edema along the dorsal subcutaneous soft tissues at this level, as well as extending into the fascial plan inerposed between the third and fourth metatarsal heads and along the volar aspect of the subcutaneous soft tissues is also noted. There is inflammatory enhancement of he edematous subcutaneous soft tissue and fascial planes.
A small fluid collection volar to the third metatarsal and distal metatarsal identified.
The constellation of findings is suspicious for either extensive postoperative hematoma versus extensive postoperative fibrosis.
This whole SAGA for me (with sciatica etal) began with my foot surgery in October. To say I'm going a little mental at the thought of another foot surgery is an understatement. The podiatrist told me he'd have to leave it open (meaning no stiches) for it to heal.
I know I need to be positive but anything that sets back my progress with healing my sciatica issues just really bums me out.
What really bugs me too is that I have NO IDEA why my foot developed an infection SO LONG after prior surgery as there were no cuts on my foot to get infected. I'm a very clean person -- my house is clean. Go figure?
I listed this thread under chronic pain because I'm also not lookin forward to MORE PAIN -- right now the area infected is sore and uncomfortable but I don't have any throbbing stabbing pain. I don't know what it will feel like after surgery.
Okay, I've babbled on enough and whined enough to my spiney friends. Feels like I'm heading back to the front lines of the war where this whole thing started. Flashbacks! 8}
I'll know more when I see podiatrist this Friday.
It's always something!