…and other bones.
This is a pic of my much abused feet. The nail discolouration is from potassium permanganate baths – the stuff is purple but dyes things brown. The whitish stuff is dead, or dying, skin.
Why am I showing you this. Well, to gross you out, of course!
No, not really, but the bones of my left leg are changing shape. The left one is healing, and the swelling has gone down a hell of a lot. The right is still a mess and very swollen. But look at the length of my left big toe, and compare it to the right – it’s longer. It wasn’t, before all this, but it is now. Ihave checked, based on the position of the joints, and the change is real, not an illusion occasioned by the swelling of my right foot. The other toes look longer too and the shape and positioning of both little toes has changed, especially the right, where the first joint has migrated down the side of my foot.
My left tib and fib, as I’ve said elsewhere (can’t show you that, it’s under the dressing), have also taken on a very pronounced curvature, and both legs have sprouted a hard, painful, lump on the tibia, just below the head. The right one is big enough to show through the skin and aches ferociously, the left one is just getting under way, and only hurts badly if poked.
What new hell is this then? Whatever it is it needs an x-ray at the very least.
The thing is, I can find no record of bone changes in the lymphoedema literature, nor in any of the crapola that accompanies it, which I also have.
It looks like adult-onset rickets, but I take a hefty D3 supplement daily, so it can’t be that, and the other things that cause changes in bone structure are much more ominous than rickets, so I have to find out, and pretty quickly.
Watch this space…
And yes, I AM starting to feel like the victim of some cosmic plot. FFS, how many things can one person have wrong with them? I’ve got enough crap to keep 4 or 5 people on benefits forever!