Channel 10’s Candice Wyatt gives fans an update on her health after considering AMPUTATION

Candice Wyatt has gone public with her health after revealing she is considering having her leg amputated.

The 40-year-old explained in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with sesamoiditis, which left her on crutches and in constant pain.

On Saturday, the Channel Ten newsreader clarified that she will not be undergoing amputation and is “devastated” by all the support she has received from her fans.

Candice Wyatt (pictured) has dropped her health information after revealing she is considering having her leg amputated. On Saturday, the Channel Ten reader clarified that she would not undergo amputation

“I’m not going to cut my leg off – I’m taking it out for wine with friends right now,” she wrote on Instagram.

On Friday, next to some X-rays, she wrote a long caption explaining what she had been facing in private.

“I thought I’d share what’s going on with my physical (and mental) health and why I’m MIA,” she began.

The 40-year-old explained in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with sesamoiditis, which left her on crutches and in constant pain

The 40-year-old explained in an Instagram post that she was diagnosed with sesamoiditis, which left her on crutches and in constant pain

“Almost four weeks ago, something in the ball of my left foot broke while I was walking barefoot on the boards. It was a little sore at first… but nothing bad. All of a sudden I couldn’t load him at all,” she said.

“Since then, I’ve been to doctors, surgeons, CT scans (first pic), MRIs (second pic) cortisone shots (third pic) and the list goes on. Turns out I have Sesamoiditis which is incurable but manageable.

“But on top of that I have a third sesamoid bone (the purple arrow points to it) that is abnormal (you should only have the two bones above it.)

“I'm so completely down and struggling to see the future through the fog it's not even funny.

“I’m so completely down and struggling to see the future through the fog it’s not even funny. “I was considering amputation,” she said

“For the past four weeks I have been living on crutches.  I'm in and out of the shower.  I can't do my normal job as a journalist so I either have to report the news on the desk or produce behind the scenes,

“For the past four weeks I have been living on crutches. I’m in and out of the shower. I can’t do my normal job as a journalist so I either have to report the news on the desk or produce behind the scenes,” she wrote

“Probably I was born like this…but why it might cause me trouble now, no one can explain. There is a possibility that I will need surgery to remove it.

She went on to explain that the disease has affected her mentally to the point where she is considering amputating her leg.

“For the past four weeks I have been living on crutches. I’m in and out of the shower. I can’t do my normal job as a journalist, so I either have to present the news on the desk or produce behind the scenes,” she said.

“I'm terrified of the unknown and what I will and won't be able to do physically once a solution is found.  I miss my old life.  And suddenly the problems I thought I had before don't seem like problems at all,” she continued

“I’m terrified of the unknown and what I will and won’t be able to do physically once a solution is found. I miss my old life. And suddenly the problems I thought I had before don’t seem like problems at all,” she continued

“My social life was shot. I am exhausted from my mobility issues. I rely on my amazing circle of friends more than I ever thought I would, and as a fiercely independent person, it brings me to tears.

“My morning routine of visiting @_fitnessxo_ is gone. I’m so completely freaked out and struggling to see a future through the fog it’s not even funny. I was considering amputation.

Candace concluded, “I’m terrified of the unknown and what I will and won’t be able to do physically once a solution is found. I miss my old life. And suddenly the problems I thought I had before don’t seem like problems at all.

“Please never, ever, underestimate the privilege of being healthy and able.  If you can put two feet on the ground and stand up,” she added

“Please never, ever, underestimate the privilege of being healthy and able. If you can put two feet on the ground and stand up,” she added

“Please never, ever, underestimate the privilege of being healthy and able. If you can put two feet on the ground and stand up.

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and tendons in the ball of the foot.

It is common in dancers and athletes who put excessive pressure on their feet.

It is usually treated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs and may go away on its own, but chronic cases require surgery to remove the sesamoid bone.

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and tendons in the ball of the foot.  It is usually treated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs and may go away on its own, but chronic cases require surgery to remove the sesamoid bone

Sesamoiditis is an inflammation of the sesamoid bones and tendons in the ball of the foot. It is usually treated with rest and anti-inflammatory drugs and may go away on its own, but chronic cases require surgery to remove the sesamoid bone

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