Let me just tell you that before today, I had no idea what a bunion was. If I had to guess, I'd probably say something like, "ummm...is it the same thing as a heel spur? 'cuz I don't know what that is either."
I've been having this pain in my foot that takes my breath away sometimes. So, today I decided to google "foot anatomy" to find a little pedi picture...I have a medical degree from Google U., you know. So, I found a blurry old picture with a teeny tiny word that said "bunion." No! I do NOT have a bunion. While I have no idea what bunions are, I'm quite certain they are reserved for women who wear one of two things.
And I can assure you I haven't been wearing either of those gems.
But alas, according to my ever-reliable source of information (affectionately referred to as Mr. Wiki), a bunion is "a structural deformity of the bones and the joint between the foot and big toe, and may be painful."
Well, folks, it looks like I have a bunion. Please hold on while I go put on my new favorite shoes:
And while in search for the shoe pictures, I found a few really entertaining things that may or may not appear in another post!
I also found a joke that's worth at least a gratuitous giggle. A man went to his podiatrist (there's a job you couldn't pay me enough to do) to get his bunion removed. Afterward, he said to the doctor, "is that all?" And the doctor said, "Sure is, but if you have any other problems, be sure to callous." (never mind the giggle...I was wrong.)
Now if you have the intestinal fortitude, you may scroll down and thank your lucky stars (while I do the same) that my bunion doesn't look like THIS bunion! (in other words, don't scroll down unless you are quite certain that your lunch is happy staying right where it is!)
Have a nice day!