Well, I went to my podiatrist today, and things were just as I expected. I have a lovely little bone spur on the bottom of the outside of my left foot. It's created a deep callous, which is what was causing the pain. The doctor said that the bone spur has likely been there for a while, due to the shape of my foot. He took the callous off, and told me we could just wait and see if and how quickly the bone spur would cause the callous to come back. Yeah.....right. I told him if there's a chance that it will happen again, I don't want to take my chances. The last few weeks with this pain have been hell.
So, I did it.....I scheduled surgery #14. The podiatrist will be cutting off that annoying bone spur on the 30th.....which still seems like ages away! At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel, right?