Sorry to hear about the upcoming surgery
I would speak with your Podiatrist (I assume he is doing the surgery?) or whoever is doing it and talk to them about your concerns about post op pain and how they will handle it with you being on the Methadone.
When is the surgery?
I'm not aware of other pain meds not working with someone on Methadone as I know a few folks on it for chronic pain and have had major surgeries on their spine and did fine.
But the key is getting all this sorted out now and ask them what the plan is going to be.
What type of surgery are they going to be doing?
Tendons being transferred or repaired?
Are bones being cut or realigned?
Or the joints being fused together?
I guess it all depends on the severity of the issue.
I would also make absolutely sure that the Dr. who presribes your Methadone is ok with post op pain mgmt. and you getting opiates from another Dr.
A surgeon will usually be the one to handle the post op pain for that period of time. They will certainly take into account that you are on Methadone and adjust things accordingly.
Is your new job where you have to stand up all day? I was curious about this as you say you have to quit for 12 weeks....I was wondering that if it's a job where you are sitting that you can go back when cleared and keep your foot elevated when needed?
Obviously your surgeon will detail what you are allowed to do and not do.
I had just gotten a new job a month prior to my first cervical fusion surgery. I was lucky in that I could do a lot of work from home with the phone and my laptop. But they were very accommodating....Have you talked with your employer yet? What do they say?
I guess if it's a surgery that is a must do right now then you really have no choice and just deal with whatever happens...
Keep us posted on everything.