Channel 10’s Candice Wyatt has shared that she has considered having her foot amputated and is “struggling to see a future” after being diagnosed with two illnesses.
The reporter says she was brought to tears after being diagnosed with sesamoiditis, along with doctors finding a third sesamoid bone.
“Almost four weeks ago, something in the ball of my left foot snapped while I was walking barefoot on the floorboards,” she revealed on Instagram.
“It had been a little sore at first…but nothing bad. All of a sudden, I couldn’t put weight on it at all.”
She revealed that she has seen doctors, surgeons, had CT scans, MRIs, cortisone shots and “the list goes on.”
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones in the sole of the foot and the tendons where they are embedded and “is not curable, but can be controlled.”
Ms Wyatt has shared the pain she has experienced since the diagnosis, saying she has been forced to rely on friends more than she thought, adding “as a fiercely independent person, this brings me to tears”.
“I’m so totally out of sorts and struggling to see a future through the fog, it’s not even fun. I’ve considered amputation,” he said.
“I’ve been living on crutches for the past four weeks. I crawl in and out of the shower.
“I can’t do my regular job as a journalist, so I either have to present the news on the desk or produce from behind the scenes.
“My social life is over. I’m exhausted from my mobility issues.”
He also revealed that doctors found a third sesamoid bone. Most people have two.
“It’s likely that I was born that way…but why it might be causing me problems now, no one can explain. There’s a chance I’ll need surgery to remove it,” he said.
The news anchor also urged her friends and followers to cherish her health.
“Please never, ever, underestimate the privilege of being healthy and able. If you can plant two feet on the ground and stand up, you’re having a good day.”
Originally published as Channel 10’s Candice Wyatt considering foot amputation after diagnosis