The following picture is gross. You’ve been warned.


These are my feet. My left foot is comptely normal. It may ache after a long day or lots of walking, but I don’t think it got the memo that I’m pregnant. It never swells. My right foot, however, is making up the difference. It is swollen all the time. It looks like an elephant’s foot with sausage toes. It is the reason that I can only wear flip flops that are 2 sizes too large.

I have always found swollen feet to be grotesque, particularly when they are this swollen. However, when both of a person’s feet are swollen, I assume that they are tired, overworked, or pregnant. When only one foot is swollen, I assume they have a rare disease caused by some jungle parasite.