Achilles Heel

An intro;

I grew a mustache in November in order not to go down with testicular nor prostate cancer. It seems to have worked but I did not enjoy the process. It itched, tickled and made me look like a bad-tempered, retired Major. Phew, December is here and I shaved it off instantly.

Clean the toilet

Clean the toilet

I also became unable to walk. Any pressure on my left heel caused pain. No external signs of putrefaction. I go to a clinic whereupon very smart doctor cries “Spicula!” It is perhaps his only word in English.

It appears that I have a rose-thorn-like thing-spiculum- growing out of my heel bone. This is messing with the tendons causing the pain.

The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.


The Achilles Heel of the Americas was the lack of cultural confidence typical of new settlers.

No treatment apparently; just walk on tippy toes and it will calm down

 

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3 Responses to Achilles Heel

  1. Ian Calder says:

    Hard cheese, I get it too. See http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/heel-pain or for more there was a review article in the BMJ last month.

  2. Thanks Ian
    I looked at the BMJ and came away with the term Plantar Fasciitis. This is what Wikipedia has to say.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis
    They seem to have stolen my Xray photo.

  3. Ian Calder says:

    Your X-ray purloined by the BMJ too, must be a good one. I find the constant harping on about BMI and weight quite tedious.

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