Neuroma Surgery and Future Plans

Tomorrow afternoon I am scheduled to have surgery on my foot to remove a neuroma.

This surgery has been a long time coming. I have dealt with this particular foot issue for about 6 years. I have had cortisone injections, shockwave, and alcohol sclerosing injections in the hopes of treating this neuroma, all with no real improvement.

While I was able to train and complete a marathon in April, it bothered me the entire training cycle. After the marathon, I had to completely stop running for couple of months.

All in all, I am just tired of dealing with it. I can’t run the mileage I would like without it flaring up.

I really knew it was time to have the surgery though, when my foot started bothering at work. I am a nurse and I stand almost the entire day. I cannot have a foot that hurts and toes that go numb while simply standing.

I am so hopeful that after this surgery I will be able to run pain free and up my mileage.

Why?

Well, I would love to complete another marathon, specifically the Baltimore Marathon.

For some unknown reason many moons ago, I picked the Baltimore Marathon as the one I would run someday. Thus far I have run the Disney Marathon and the Delaware Marathon, but not Baltimore.

I would love to be able to do Baltimore this year. It is in October which gives me plenty of time to recover and train.

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