I heard on the TV news at noon about a procedure available to people who have abused their feet in various ways (wearing high heels, playing tennis over the years, etc.), causing the fatty deposit on the underside of the ball of their feet to deteriorate. It becomes painful to walk without the padding. But here's the deal ...... the doctor injects (ouch!!) collagen into that area, putting a padding there and cushioning the person's step.
OK, I had to get past the image on the TV screen of a needle being inserted into the bottom of the foot in order to take another breath. I'm not needle-phobic, but that just looked SO painful!! As I listened to the rest of the report I thought, "Well, it might be a good deal for those of us who are older and losing the protective fatty pads in places like that while adding fatty pads elsewhere (like on my butt!)." and then they said the cost was about $1000 for each foot!!! AND it has to be repeated about every three months!! Holy cannoli! That's $8000 a year!! Well, I will take the $8000, buy a decent supply of Dr. Scholl's Gellin' Inserts and use the rest for a trip around the world, thank you very much!! I don't wear high heels or play tennis these days, haven't for many years, so I'll just cushion with a device and enjoy the money!!
Now ........ if I can just find someone who will give me $8000 each year.