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Saturday, June 2, 2012


I set the alarm for 8am so I would have time have coffee and a shower before going to the podiatrist.  Self diagnosis made yesterday.

So, the doctor asks some questions and then manipulates and squeezed the big toe joint and surrounding area.  Gout is ruled out immediately as there is no swelling, redness, or heat in area.  Doc quickly and convincingly says I have Sesamoiditis.

Sesamoiditis is a common ailment that affects the forefoot, typically in young people who engage in physical activity like running or dancing. Its most common symptom is pain in the ball-of-the-foot, especially on the medial or inner side. The term is a general description for any irritation of the sesamoid bones, which are tiny bones within the tendons that run to the big toe.

She fashions a pair of felt pads designed to raise the ball of the foot higher than the big toe and Sesamoids, one for each of my running shoes.  Rest, Ice, Advil for next day or two.  Take a trial run in a couple of days and see if it flares up again.  If re-occurring, then a custom pair of orthotics can be made.

This day in history "On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of baseball, ends his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth, a larger-than-life figure whose name became synonymous with baseball, was one of the first five players inducted into the sport's hall of fame."

Kyle plays a soccer game at home and Gavin is an assistant referee.  Kyle scores two goals, and United wins 3-0.

We take a bike ride thru both white and orange trails at Sans Suci park.  Gavin blazes the trail.

Chicken wings and pasta salad for dinner.

Marshmallows roasted and True Grit on the DVD player.

Photo of the day "Marshmallows"

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