O.K., I need some help, I have really UGLY feet (no there will not be a picture), they are pretty mis-shapen, big bunions. I went to a podiatrist yesterday, he came recommended by some friends in the ward and has worked on Eric's feet so I took the plunge and saw him. I know that the only fix is surgery and he went over everything with me, but its surgery and that's a big thing. Basically based on my x-rays he recommends the fusion of the bone in my foot that is close to my ankle because of how my bones are, this is more invasive and would mean a cast for 6 weeks but would be a better and more permanent fix than something more minor. The bones in my foot are not actually straight so if he does the less invasive surgery there is a higher chance of recurrence. Here's my pros and cons list:-
I'm young (well not totally but on the younger side of 50!)
I don't have babies that need carrying around
Found a good doctor, I like and trust.
Have good insurance right now
My feet will probably get worse
I could possibly wear open toe shoes (its vain so I don't know if I should count it)
Cast for 6 weeks - no driving
Strangely enough, my feet actually don't hurt right now
Feet are pretty important and used a whole lot, I'm concerned that after going under the knife once healed I will have pain and discomfort.
I really feel that if I'm going to do this now is probably the right time but I can't help but feel I'm doing it for purely cosmetic reasons as my feet really don't hurt, although it is do it now or possibly later in life. Any advice? Anyone had surgery on their feet?