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PRE-OP AND POST-OP X-RAYS OF MY LEFT FOOT - The surgeon did the best job he could, considering I had a cyst from arthritis in my big toe, that prevented him from making my big toe straighter. He also cut into the back of my leg to help the Achilles come down further...I was basically walking front of foot down and not heel down first. I feel the surgeon did the best job he could with my foot, where it stood. In my case, I went 10 years with the conservative way: orthotics and roomy orthopedic shoes; in my case I waited too long...This will improve my life, because he also cut and pinned my 2nd toe which was a hammer toe - the longer I waited, the more problems he would have had to fix. He actually used some power tools, like saws, a sander, etc...Glad I was asleep. Nothing like an X-Ray to illustrate the problem and the fix. If you wonder why I waited, I really did not have pain until 6 months ago, my foot doctor's practice was bought out, AND, they destroyed all the records (unbeknownst to me); I guess I was waiting for my doctor to call me - BIG MISTAKE. 5 YEARS went by BUT - I could have had an easier surgery and recovery and result if I had been more proactive...IMO, the surgeon was GOOD - he did about 8 different small procedures - like I have said before, I have a "guardian angel" who recommended this doc & she also recommended my physical therapist...She has not let me down once in my life with providing excellent surgeons for me...BUT I do not want to get cocky or brag about this - you never know how things will progress, but I have no pain. The back of my leg is stiff. Once the swelling went down, my foot looks amazingly better than before...I played piano for church yesterday 3 weeks post op with my leg up on a bench. I am going on a trip tomorrow with a travel wheelchair
ONE QUESTION - I have not opened up the box yet of my new "rollaround" - I am in a surgical sandal (ditched the huge cam walking boot) and am walking on my foot a little more each day. Would this kind of walker be good to get me out for a littlle shopping and to sit if I need to? Thanks. Susan
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