Monday, January 31, 2011

difficult times

Been having some serious family & health issues lately, so I'll keep my Mountain Mist report short: I finished.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

a neuroma, not a cyst

Yet another mis-diagnosis, but in this case the surgery would have been the same. The Dr. discovered it when he cut me open -- the pathology report on the mass removed from my foot 2 weeks ago confirmed a neuroma (the swelling or benign tumor of a nerve that is a result of a compression or trauma). I guess what threw the Dr. off was the location -- not the normal spot for a neuroma on that part of the foot.

I had the stitches removed today in the followup with the Podiatrist. I asked why he had to make a 1 1/2" incision to remove a pea sized lump -- answer was "it had to be done" (duh). The way my foot was swollen afterwards, I feel he must have dug around a while to get it. Glad I was asleep at the time.

I'm taking recovery day by day now -- hope to be able to get trail shoes on my feet soon. So glad to be off crutches for a week! Gaining weight though. I've had a long long time to lazily sit on my tailbone & think about races for 2011 and set a goal . . . all my training the next several months will now be for my goal race: Massanutten 100 -- toughest race this side of the Mississippi?!

Oh yeah, last time I went to sign up for Clinton Lake 30M (in March) that I had done the last 3 years in preparation for McNaughton, there was no registration link on the website. The next time I looked, it was filled. Snooze you lose!