Just a brief summery of events. I had out-patient surgery yesterday to remove a ganglion cyst near my ankle bone. It had been there about 3 yrs and I probably should have it looked it long ago but I kept blowing it off since not causing any pain .The last few months I'd get a feeling of stepping on a nail that would last minutes to hours. Saw a doctor, discussed options and had it removed. I had ignored it long enough for the cyst to "eat away" some of the ankle bone and now have 2 pins in my foot.
The moral here is look after yourselves also. I didn't heed my own advice out of concern I'd get laid up and not be able to care for dad. If I had gone to doctor sooner I may have been able to avoid surgery, which does have me off my feet for next 4 days....
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