The saga of my foot is still continuing, and yesterday I went for my first NHS appointment (after seeing the surgeon privately 3 times) and guess what, it was a different doctor, surprise, surprise! And guess what? He said completely different things, AND wanted to inject some local anaestetic into my foot to determine whether it really was a sesamoid bone problem, or something else! Well, I hate needles (who doesn't) but thought, well if he thinks he needs to do it, just get it over and done with. Really glad DH was there, I was holding his hand so tight, I can tell you. And guess what? The doctor said 'it won't hurt too much' and I replied, yes, I've heard that before, and it hurt like hell! He is saying that he is pretty sure it is a tendon problem, not the bones as such, its just the bones are within the tendon so they are feeling sore (if you know what I mean). And guess what???? He said you just have to be patient! Patient!!! After nearly 7 months, I don't know the meaning of the word anymore! So .... carry on with exercises and physio, see him again in 6 weeks, or maybe we'll see the original surgeon and he will change the diagnosis back to what it was! My poor head is spinning, my foot is hurting even more (cos of the jab) and my feet turned a lovely shade of blue when he mentioned putting a needle in my foot, so looks like my cold foot problem is probably Raynauds Disease which I've found out on the net this morning isn't just brought on by cold but stress too. So guess what???? I'm really in need of some pixie dust today!