How's the decision making going today? No matter what we have done to our feet, it's a BIG deal! Our poor feet are necessary for so much of the pleasures we get from living. They help us go to the bathroom, get a drink of water, a tissue to blow our nose, or take a walk in the spring air...and on and on....
I went back to the doctor yesterday and got the OK to lose the boot, and put my sneaker back on. I am almost at 10 weeks, and was thrilled. However, my foot still feels pretty useless, and it is quite uncomfortable to try to walk. I [U]am[/U] trying, but still need my walker for a lot of support..
I start PT next week and I believe that will help me learn how to use my new bionic foot. (2 plates and 7 screws) If it sounds like I'm bragging - I am.
I hope you can come to terms with your decision to have your surgery. If you've asked around and found an experienced doctor, then that's a big piece of the puzzle. If you're not sure about your doctor, go get a second and third opinion. Don't be scared to slow down and take more time if you need to decide.
All the doctors I saw were very clear about the fact that surgery is a big decision, and recommended taking plenty of time to think it all through.
I will know next January - 1 year after the surgery - if I'm better off, but I'm confident I couldn't stand the pain I was in any longer and it [U]was[/U] worth the risk for me.
Take care, and please share your thoughts and concerns on my favorite site. The people here are so helpful.