It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Foot & Ankle Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-06-2003, 11:10 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 11
aliasjane HB User
Angry sesamoid tumor

Just got diagnosed with a sesamoid tumor. Not happy, not only does it hurt with every step, but theres no way i can afford to have it taken out....ft student w/O insurance. I've had to stop walking for exercise, and my mood is slowly deteriorating, and gaining some weight bcuz of it all, plus I have lipomas in my back that need to be removed as well.
How do you live with a painful tumor on your foot? at least until you can afford surgery?
Thx for listening!!

 
Old 09-07-2003, 09:57 AM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: washington,dc
Posts: 30
metatartus HB User
Post

I would be curious to hear more about your diagnosis. Did you see a podiatrist or orthopedist? What type of tests/x-rays/ did you have? I went thru months of seeing a pod for ball-of-foot pain, had mri and bone scan, didn't find a sesamoid problem (I do have osteoarthritis of the big toe), but with all my research on the web I did not come across any reference to a tumor relating to the sesamoid. So first I would want to be sure of the diagnosis. Then, if you are satisfied with that diagnosis, look up on the web everything you can about sesamoid tumors. Most important, can they be sure it is not something that can get serious. Next, if you are sure that surgery is the only option, instead of trying to live with it, call a few surgeons and explain your predicament. I'm sure you can find someone who would help you work out a solution, perhaps future payment, working off part of the fee. Isn't there any type of student insurance you can get, at least temporarily? Barring that, look for some local group that you can join that offers insurance, again temporarily just for the surgery. Find a way and get it taken care of; there has got to be a way to avoid the pain and immobility that is going to be less costly than suffering thru it. Even putting off school for a semester or whatever. But first--be sure of that diagnosis. Best of luck!

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-07-2003, 01:21 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: maine
Posts: 11
aliasjane HB User
Post

thx for writing metatartus.
I saw an ortho surgeon and he took 3 x-rays. the tumor is the size of a small bb and he said it can be common with ppl. high arches, which i have, plus i danced from age 3-15, then 15 years of physical-on-your-feet-all-day type of work.
I'm actually going to look into a teaching hospital here, they may have options on payment for me.
,...considering he's a surgeon, do you think i should get a second opinion? Thx again!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Fractured Sesamoid / Sesamoiditis 2 dancer136 Foot & Ankle Problems 55 05-17-2010 12:23 AM
Fractured sesamoid Janesfoot Foot & Ankle Problems 82 11-26-2008 05:07 AM
Sesamoid Problems Post-Bunionectomy Mambito67 Foot & Ankle Problems 5 10-08-2008 06:11 PM
Diagnostic injection for sesamoid problems? stilts Foot & Ankle Problems 2 07-15-2008 06:48 AM
sesamoid removal from foot pauldaly Foot & Ankle Problems 5 10-21-2007 08:10 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



roxygirl1 (187), Zerk (133), Titchou (129), Missyluke (121), Hollywood48 (118), ginger62 (97), LadyKanner (97), LisaBdot (83), AdkLizard46 (55), janewhite1 (52)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (999), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (667), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:00 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!