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Monday, June 6, 2016

And So It Goes...

On our last full day at the beach, I stepped on a burr.  It seemed like no big deal at the time.  65MD pulled it out and we walked along the surf.  I felt a small pinch from time to time, but thought little of it.  I thought I had a tiny cut and that it would stop hurting in time.

Since we've been back, I've felt the pinch from time to time but again thought little of it.  The pain was minor and fleeting.  Believe me, I know pain!  Yesterday, however, when I got out of bed, I felt the pinch with every step.   I realized that we'd been home plenty long for whatever minor cut to heal and that perhaps a bit of the burr was still in my foot.

I had 65MD take a look and that was the case.  The spot was sort of in the arch of my foot so that it really didn't get my full weight when I walked.  Until yesterday - when the place was puffy.  65MD got out the hydrogen peroxide, cotton balls and a needle and performed surgery!  He poked and prodded, wiped and cleaned and poked and prodded some more, but to no avail.

So, now I have two sore feet and I'm faced with a dilemma.  I'm headed out of town tomorrow for the rest of the week for my nephew's graduation and my niece's birthday.  I don't want to be limping around while I'm there.  It seems silly to call the doctor for something so minor.  It is not infected and we were very careful yesterday to keep everything clean.

I haven't decided for sure, but I think I'm going to just wait and see what happens.  I really don't have time for a doctor visit.


  1. Go to the doctor!!!! Not worth the aggravation! You want to enjoy the trip and while you worked to keep it clean, who knows how 'clean' the burr was in the first place! Last year at the beach I got a cut/burr something and it was BAD by the time I sought help!!!

    1. Thanks for your words of wisdom. I appreciate you sharing your experience with me.

  2. Middle daughter stepped on a burr in the back yard at our old house one year. There were little black pricklies all here and there. We didn't think much of it until it started hurting. She ended up getting an injury and had to go to the ER (after hours) so I mentioned it while there. The ER doc took time to get out every prickly and then put her on an antibiotic.