Apr 23, 2008

Do what????

I realize that recently my blog has turned into a freak show...which is now my life. But I did think that this might offer a little distraction for all of you, I know that it did for me. I have a ganglion cyst on my foot (my dansko shoes are the cause) and it continues to bother me daily. My friend Catherine always tells me to hit it with a book, which is also what my doctor recommended! WHAT! It's hard to throw a heavy book on your own foot knowing that it's going to hurt. No matter what is happening in my life, the idea of inflicting more pain is crazy. But today at work I couldn't take it any longer...so I picked the heaviest text book (I'm sure that is not what it was ever intended for) and slammed it on my foot. Actually, it took me at least 2 minutes to get the courage to follow through but it worked. My foot is swollen and bruised but the cyst has gone down. Stupid dansko...but great use of text books!



Tara said...

I've heard of that treatment, and I've seen it done on America's Funniest Videos and it worked!

Just think, if your doctor had done that for you using a book, he would've charged you $90 for it. Plus a 19.95 for the textbook.

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I hope it feels better!

Renaissance Woman said...

tara...so true!

Suze - it feels a little better but hasn't gone away 100%. I can't seem to find the courage to hit it again.

Marcy "meg" said...

Oh my! I had never heard that either... but I am glad it worked :)