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Posted by Shep on December 30, 1999 at 15:08:12:

In Reply to: Re: ? for Rob posted by Rob on December 24, 1999 at 04:59:41:

: Rob...What did you do when you had the bunion to make it more comfortable? What types of work shoes did you wear - I think that makes a big difference in daily activities - I am also active - like to run and ski - Are you active - what did you do to comfort it when you had it - did soaking work? Did you use pads? Are you in the UK - did you have the surgery in the UK - how long were you on a list to get it? How do you think you got your bunion?
did your bunion give you other foot problems (corns. etc)? Were you embarrased by the way the bunion made your foot look? thanks for sharing your experiences - I know that there are a lot of people out there - like Vanessa who are interested in hearng your expeirences. Thanks a lot and I'm glad your foot is feeling better. Shep


Shep..I had surgery at 41 years old......
: As far as making the bunion comfortable--hmmm nothing---it always seems to ache......Again when my do decided on surgery he said if 50% or more of the cartilage was gone he would put an implant in which was the case....I had this all done in 1996 and the toe is still kinds of still to this day..I traded in 1 pain and got 3 in return;;;but the good thing is that there is NO PAIN where the bunion was--that feels great.......I would have it done sometime--cause it doesn't get any better....you can maybe keep it from progressing; but won't get better.....not sure why DOC thinks you are to young hmm ?? be comfy if you can..
: God luck---i'd do er...
: Rob

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: : Rob thanks for your response and advice..i'm going to wait on surgery - doctor says i'm too young (35). How old were you when you had yours? What did you do when you had the bunion to make it comfortable? Why did you have surgery? Please share the history leading up to thr surgery - i know that I have some decisions ahead of me. thanks for your response and time. I really appreciate it. Shep

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