Channel 10’s Candice Wyatt has revealed she has considered amputating her foot and is “struggling to see a future” after being diagnosed with two illnesses.
The journalist says she was brought to tears after being diagnosed with sesamoid bone disease while doctors found a third sesamoid bone.
“Almost four weeks ago I tore something in the ball of my left foot while walking barefoot on floorboards,” she revealed on Instagram.
“It was a bit sore in the run-up… but nothing too bad. Suddenly I couldn’t put any weight on it at all.”
She revealed she’s had doctors, surgeons, CT scans, MRIs, cortisone shots and “the list goes on.”
Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones in the ball of the foot and the tendons in which they are embedded, and “there is no cure, but it can be treated.”
Ms Wyatt has shared the pain she has experienced following 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 completely off balance and struggling to see a future through the fog it’s not even funny. I was contemplating amputation,” she said.
“I’ve been on crutches for four weeks. I crawl in and out of the shower.
“I can’t do my normal job as a journalist, so I either have to present the news from my desk or produce it behind the scenes.
“My social life was completely destroyed. I am exhausted from my mobility issues.”
She 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’s giving me trouble now, no one can explain. There is a chance I may need surgery to remove it,” she said.
The news anchor also urged her friends and followers to appreciate her health.
“Please – never underestimate the privilege of being healthy and able to perform. If you can put two feet on the ground and stand up, you have a good day.”
Originally posted as Channel 10’s Candice Wyatt, she is considering amputation of a foot after being diagnosed