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PRESSURE? My FOOT!

My wife showed me a swollen portion of her right big toe.


“It’s a bunion,” she said, as if it was no big deal. “I’m having it operated on. Day surgery.”


When I picked her up hours later, I could tell even the smallest of smiles wasn’t easy. When those in the medical profession find themselves on the other side of things, it’s tough on them.


“I’m to stay off it,” she said, trying to put on a brave face, “for a minimum of three weeks.”


Here’s what she went through. Under a local nerve block, the doc peeled back the skin and chopped off the bump. It was secured with little nails and the skin pulled back into place.


A portion of the foot was wrapped in a cast to keep it immobile. She was told not to walk on it.


Author’s comment: Rosanne decided what was best for her and put her foot down. The injured one. No one’s going to tell her what to do. She’s a registered nurse after all.

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