| | Bunionette replacement???
About a year ago I went to a well educated orthopedic surgen who has much experience in surgeries for the the foot and ankle. He did the exrays, talked to me about it and set up surgery. The day before surgery, I cancelled. Here's the deal. When he saw my bunionettes, he said that they are the worst he has ever seen. He said he would try his best but he really feels the only answer is joint replacement. That scared me to even hear it. Then add on top of that, the recovery time. It just seemed impossible to me. I just had my second child and needed to be able to carry her which would be impossible on crutches. I went out and bought the widest mens shoes I could find. I decided I would just have to live with it. Well, it turns out, I'm not "living with it" very well anymore. The bone literally hangs over the edge of my shoe. That just adds to all the pain, I already endure. I'm tired of waking at night from a shooting pain deep in the bone. I think I'm ready to start checking into the surgery again. I'm looking for anyone who has had exstensive joint replacement like this. I have to be honest, the outlook on different sites on the internet aren't all that promising. Was the surgery and recovery worth going through? Were you on pain medicine? Do any of you have little ones? Were you able to take care of them? I am really scared and am trying to find a positive side to this. Any advise would gladly be appreciated. Please share with me, your points of view on your own personal surgery.
Thank you greatly,