Re: When are the Pins Removed????
6 months!! That's very odd. Sounds like screws because you don't surgically remove pins.
As for wearing shoes again, this is really variable based on your recovery. I'm at 6 weeks now and able to wear sneakers but that's about all. Oh, I can also wear clogs, which are about one size too big. Forcing yourself into other shoes at this early point is not a great idea. Most folks at 6 weeks are still pretty swollen. I am not, but consider myself very lucky as with my first (failed) surgery, I was not even close to wearing shoes at 6 weeks. If you must wear something other than sneaks or the velcro shoes, suggest you buy a pair of flattish, wide, very soft leather shoes that you could put on for a very short time. Go to a shoestore that is not high fashion per se, and see if you find something orthopedic looking. My foot doc actually sells shoes like this (well, there is a display in his waiting room) so ask your doc for a suggestion too. Best of luck.