I'm not really all that mysterious

that's probably pretty low on the differential

So I’ve got this pain in my right foot that’s been bugging me for the past couple of days. It’s not terrible pain, it’s just annoying. Over the years, it’s come and gone, and it’s never really lasted long enough that I’ve thought much of it. What it probably is is just run-of-the-mill plantar fasciitis. I should probably just take some NSAIDs and do some calf stretching exercises.

But what also comes to mind is that time when I was 7 or 8 and stepped on a pencil with my right foot. I swear it went in pretty deep. It required a little bit of force to actually extract it. And there was a lot of blood. I remember screaming and crying at the top of my lungs, and almost fainting. I actually kind of shudder every time I think of it.

It’s probably pretty unlikely that this pain in my foot is due to this incident, but then again, maybe the fascia healed in a totally jacked-up way, and there’s probably some scar tissue snagging the fibers of connective tissue. Of course, this particular bit of history doesn’t change management one bit, so it’s kind of silly of me to mention it.

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