Collateral Damage fra cauda equina syndrom

Walk This Way...

Som du ved fra at have, eller kende nogen, der har, Cauda heste syndrom, Det er en hån mod din walking gangart. I've described myself as walking like Frankenstein. Nu kommer ny, sjove ting, CES har gjort.

Feeling er begyndt at vende tilbage til siderne af mine ankler. Som det har, I've noticed a different type of pain on the outside of my right ankle. My wife looked at it and said there is a small bump there.

broken ankle side x-ray
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Ved første, I thought that my shoe must be rubbing me. But the bump was hard. Of a morning, before my feet swell during the day, there is almost no pain unless it is touched. As the feet swell my shoe comes in contact with the bump and it gets progressively painful through the day despite my pain meds. It peaks at about a 3 and affects my gait.

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I went to a podiatrist this morning. Diagnosis - probable torn tendon. This "nodule" is just what to expect from this condition. Surprise, surprise! The Doctor was actually aware of CES and knew quite a bit about it.

Next up, an MRI to confirm diagnosis and a nerve conduction test to determine extent of my nerve regeneration in the lower extremities.

Cauda heste syndrom - the gift that keeps on giving!