It's just that my symptoms come and go, often without any explanation. Even though the last few days have been particularly difficult, there's no guarantee that I won't be symptom free by the time I get in to see the specialist. Since I've had a few doctors imply that I'm making it up, I figured I better take a picture that I can print off and bring to my appointment, just in case.
And then, of course, once I have photographic proof, I apparently have the need to share. I've got to admit that I'm seriously questioning the wisdom of posting this; and yet somehow I can't stop myself. I don't know how else to explain what I'm dealing with.
So, you're forewarned. The picture is gross. I'm posting against my better judgement. Don't scroll down if you don't want to see it.
This is my foot on a less swollen day. I took it a few months ago because I wanted proof that I actually do have fairly thin ankles. It's not the most attractive foot in the world but there's not a lot of bulk to my feet in their natural state.
This is what my feet look like tonight.
For this, I've been told that "swelling is normal" when it's hot out.
I've been told to eat meat.
I've been told to eat more meat.
I've been told more than once that it's all in my head.
Here's hoping the specialist on Tuesday agrees that this is real, and that it isn't right.