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I am so excited! I had MIS surgery on both feet and a hammer toe correction 7 weeks ago. When I had my review with the surgeon last week, I was really worried because I couldn't get any shoes on at all! Even ones which were large and very wide! The only footwear that I could get on was a pair of walking sandals which were a size bigger than I usually wear! The problem was swelling and the fact that I couldn't bend my toes at all. Didn't realise that you actually have to do this to get shoes on! Well, not until I couldn't do it! I had one physio session on Tuesday evening and have been manipulating my toes manually as explained. Tried on walking shoes this morning with extra insoles removed and, hey presto, they went on and were comfortable! Mind they are a size bigger than normal shoes cos I wear them with 2 pairs of fluffy socks when walking! They might not be glamorous but I am so excited that I can actually get a shoe on! I will be able to ditch the even more glamorous look of socks and sandals which has been beginning to get me down! I am holding out for a bit longer before I buy some shoes for Christmas. Will have to be larger than normal, wider than normal and , of course, flat ( already decided on a pair of Clarks wide fit which are not exactly the sort of stuff that you would normally choose for ChristmS, but they are shoes! ) but on the mend and progress made! So, when you are feeling down, which we all do, try to think of the small steps that you have made and then you might be able to recognise how much progress you have made since you had your op. If you are like me then it is easy to forget that! Good luck to you all.
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