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ouch. really really ouch....something really trivial is hurting me and affecting everything

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VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Tue 07-Aug-12 19:38:06

this sounds so trivial, but after having verrucas for 5 years i have gone to a private podiatrist. i have a total of <drum roll please>


but i have 1 very very the fleshy part of my foot, and he is treating with a very strong acid paste which i have to leave on with a dressing for 5 days before it gets done again on day 6 or 7.

ive been off work, so its not been too bad, but i went and had the treatment again last night and then had to work today......and i am in absolute proper bloody excrutiating pain - my foot is swollen and throbbing, it feels like i am walking on razor blades. its so so so sore and the patch that is being treated is about the size of a two pound coin so its quite large and so very very sore.
i am limping, and today my sgt asked why im limping.
it feels so so silly to say its 'cos of a verruca, but it is, or rather the treatment of one.
the pain is so bad that were it anything else i think i would have thought twice about going in tomorrow - i can hardly walk, but i cant phone in sick and cite a verruca. its just not an option.
ive taken pain killers, i have to wear my boots and socks (if i could wear sandals it wouldnt be so bad!) but the job is in uniform and i have wear the clobber.

how does anyone have this type of treatment and continue about their daily business?
with shoes on?
seriously. its hurting just in case i ve not gotten that message through in the above whinge.....

bonzo77 Tue 07-Aug-12 21:51:41

I would be worried that there is some underlying immune issue with that number. By all means follow the other tips, but please go to your gp and discuss a blood test and perhaps an immunology referral.

drjohnsonscat Tue 07-Aug-12 22:28:12

gosh, poor you. That sounds awful. No experience but I also thought of the girl with a similar problem who went on Embarrassing Bodies and they discovered a serious underlying immune problem which was treated. I see that someone has already posted about that programme but I would think it worth pressing your GP for a second opinion just to be sure this is not more than bad luck. In the mean time, ow. I bet it really hurts. I'm practically sobbing when my corn gives me gyp and your pain must be a lot worse.

Hopeforever Tue 07-Aug-12 22:32:58

I'd go back to your GP again, also saw the embarrassing body episode

PipsWife Tue 07-Aug-12 22:40:05

Go and see the doc again and get a sick chit for no boots for a week or so.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 08-Aug-12 01:19:32

You could get your mum to write you a note!....
Dear Police,
Please excuse Vicar from wearing her boots this week, her verrucas are playing up....

You could wear your slippers for work! grin

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 08-Aug-12 01:20:01

<<not being much help>> sorry! grin

maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavour Wed 08-Aug-12 02:07:33

You poor thing! That sounds awfulsad

If the pain is bad enough that you would normally call in sick then you should call in sick- it doesn't really matter what the cause is. I do understand a bit though, I suffer from Ingrowing toenails which seem to be a be of a joke subject and people tend to think they're not that bad, but wow do they get painful

If I were you I'd call and say that you can't work because you've had to have a procedure/ minor op on your foot, it's not lieing but they might take it more seriously

cherrypieplum Wed 08-Aug-12 02:35:00

OP poor you! I had a huge amount for years and tried everything. Eventually went to the useless, ancient, doddery quack doctor who gave me the most insubstantial little tube of stuff that barely covered the ones I had. One day the just all healed

I have another now and I'm freaking out!

What is the Duct tape method please? Dd (5.7) has two verrucas which wont go away. She says they hurt too. I bought a really expensive freezing kit that did no good at all and am currently trying the super glue method, but she hates that because it takes a while to dry. The doc said it'll go on it's own and they don't do cryo on under 10's.
Ds has about 10 warts on his feet. Not painful though.

<goes to find duct tape and waits for advice>

cherrypieplum Wed 08-Aug-12 02:55:56

It's where you cut a piece of duct tape and stick it over verruca relaxing when necessary. It may work for some but I just found the tape slid of my foot :/

Thanks! I'll try almost anything!!

cherrypieplum Wed 08-Aug-12 03:11:51

No probs! And that should be 'replacing' lol!

Thumbwitch Wed 08-Aug-12 03:55:21

Ouch! I had similar when I was in my teens - one "king" verruca and lots of little ones. I was using OTC acid preparation (Salactol) which did get rid of them all, but because there were so many of the little ones (about 20 on one foot and 6 on the other), I did tend to get a bit slap-happy with putting the acid on and of course, ended up stripping the top layer of skin away. Next application of acid nearly sent me through the roof! I was actually paralysed with the pain and on the verge of wetting myself - had to scream for my Dad to come and wash the sodding stuff off because I just couldn't move! [pathetic]

So, I feel your pain and I think you should take time off - say you have an infected foot with open blisters! Close enough to the truth.

itshotintexas Wed 08-Aug-12 04:17:10

Two methods have worked on my kids :

Tea tree essential oil and lime essential oil drop of each on verrucas plus band aid change every day until gone , a couple of weeks.

Also apple cider vinegar,on cotton wool then bandaged to verrucas. Bloody hurts if kin broken but kills it quick smart, also couple of weeks. Vicar, ont do this at your stage, but solo, you migh want to give it a go. Is a bit stinky too.

Hope not too woo for mn wink

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Wed 08-Aug-12 18:12:35

cheers everyone - i feel such an idiot wuss but my foot is now swollen, hot, bleeding and generally not nice....
its the skin around the verruca that is absolutely killing me and bleeding, it splits and i end up with a skin flap that dies and the pod cuts it off at the next appt, but when i say its like walking on razor blades it really is....thats what it feels like - i can bear any weight at all and im having to walk on my tip toes on that foot. i look a bit silly and strangers are asking me what ive done....

i went to work today and struggled on but im limping terribly.

i had to tell colleagues why im limping, and for those that sneered i showed them a photo of my gory foot and they soon went green shut up.....

i may be excused public order duties this week as i cant stand for long. (so no scrapping with drunks for me....think i can live with that!)

ive not gone sick yet - i really dont feel i can because im submitting my qualification this week that sees me confirmed as a bobby and out of probation and it asks about your sickness record.....i broke my coccyx in Dec last year and had a month off with really dont feel i can take so much as a day off with this, plus i have 3 more treatments to go, so potentially 3 weeks of this agony to endure until the pod stops torturing me with acid.....
i certainly cant take 3 weeks off. im going to have to grit my teeth and bear it but if it doesnt work i will cry....

gingeroots Wed 08-Aug-12 19:26:30

That sounds awful - maybe it's infected ?
I think you should go to the GP or A & E .

Elevate and take pain killers .

DrWhoWho Wed 08-Aug-12 19:35:33

You probably have but have you tried Salicylic acid paint? My dr tried all sorts with my verruccas that i was having similiar problems with, had about 15 and they came about 5yrs ago, nothing worked until he gave me that to try and literally within a month!!? theyd gone! couldnt believe he hadnt given it me earlier wouldve saved months of pain! good luck

Ah, I'm really sorry for your pain. I had a corker on my foot as a teen and if I trod on something at the wrong angle, it sent shivers up my spine.

But on another note, please could we see a picture? grin

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Wed 08-Aug-12 19:59:55

you really want a pic? get ready and make sure youve eaten.....puss porn it is! uploading a pic now.....for a limted time only.
bear with me while i work out how to do it.

Ooh, exciting! I love a bit of pus porn grin

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Wed 08-Aug-12 20:14:22

this is a link that will show you the pics.....make sure you have eaten but not recently.....i am a leper....

WurgidTilly Wed 08-Aug-12 20:15:31

lordy that looks very painful

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Wed 08-Aug-12 20:17:10

actually there is just one pic.....but i think that will do ya.....i could post more that show the gore that is my heel but thats not as is just a black mess and probably not very photogenic.....

VicarGoingForGoldInKungFu Wed 08-Aug-12 20:17:28

i think the virus is winning.....sad

joanofarchitrave Wed 08-Aug-12 20:18:04

Jeeeeeeeeeeesus Gahd Vicar, how the hell are you walking on that??

Seriously, can you at least ask your boss to put you on seated/light duties for a couple of days or something? That looks AWFUL.

Has your GP seen what this podiatrist has done? is that normal??

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