I haven't been around for several weeks now. But there was something I wanted to post.
I am going in for a toe fusion next month. Never heard of a toe fusion before! In fact, there is a surgery that inserts an artificial disc like item between the joints.. That is not the surgery for me, because the podiatrist says my condition is too far gone. Just like in Shoulder/Hip/Knee xrays, you can see where there is nothing between the joints, just bone on bone.
I will be in a non-weight bearing condition for 6 to 8 weeks and then about 15 weeks of total recovery. I've talked to my hip and back surgeon about this, and both of them said, that toe surgery can be the worse thing for people with spinal problems. When not done correctly, it can be a life long situation that will just add to any chronic spinal problem or start new ones. I have a good surgeon , recommended by several of my doctor friends.
I would have added this to Ron's History of surgeries, that spanned 40 years and I've been updating it for the past 8 years. Unfortunately , that was removed. I just couldn't see trying to recreate that all over again.
I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer, its been HOT in the NorthEast, don't know how our international members weather is right now .
My sincere hope that everyone is having the most pain free situation that you can be in. Trust in the medical field, while at times it may be frustrating, but in the end, your best interest will be satisfied.