Re: 2 failed toe surgeries
To Poppyg (?)
Thank you for your quick reply. It is absolutely frustrating. It has disabled me, handicap plackard and all. I am just so afraid, the ortho is the best, so called "guru of orthopedics" and he was not pushy at all, left it entirely up to me. Well, that was March and still afraid. I am sure walking around on it isn't helping but I can't lay down all the time. Good luck with your surgery and 2, 3, and 4th or more opinions can't hurt. I also have a spine issue causing lots of pain so I am not looking for sympathy, it is just so true, "suffer in silence." Never thought I would say that.
The aging process doesn't help either.
My primary care dr sent me to the podiatrist in the first place. I hadn't seen him after the 2 surgeries failed, 1 year apart, and went in to him one day for a different reason and I took my sock off foot and asked him,"What would you do if your wife's foot looked like that?" He then gave me the name of the ortho surgeon.
But while I was "healing" from those surgeries the sciatic, all area below waist, began hurting badly and I was sure it was from favoring one side. The podiatrist said no, it was not, thinking I may even have lupus. Good grief I did not want that and knew I didn't have it so I went back to my PC and told him, "Look, I am in pain, I hurt, you are not listening to me. I want an MRI, a lumbar epidural, don't just kiss it off." I was angry. I got the MRI which showed the problems, spinal stenosis, and then some. Drs these days don't give a heck, you have to be your own advocate. Disguisting.