Bunions, advice, please

eden_ga(z7-8 GA,USA)October 21, 2004


I've had bunions for a long time now. I remember my mom having a bunion operation when I was 6-7 years old. So, its inherited. I've always made it a point of wearing comfortable shoes, but at age 60, my bunions have become worse, both in finding shoes that fit and shoes I can acxtually walk in. And at times, I can't lie down with my bunions touching the bed. So, the pain can be bad enough to keep me up all night.

I saw a surgeon about the bunions. He said there is an 80% success rate to this surgery and it does take a good six months to heal. But I would be doing one at a time, not both at once.

What worries me is that this is not a simple surgery. Doc told me the bones in the big toe have to be broken and reset.

I would very much like to get some feedback so as to determine if I should go ahead with the surgery. Can I take care of basic chores, not to mention gardening? And take care of my hubby? One good thing is that there will be less to do as the weather gets colder.

And I will be retaking my Master Gardening course January through March. I'm sure I can hobble around for these classes.

These are all the thoughts that come into my head.

Any insight will be deeply appreciated.

Thanks so much,


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I know you'll have some good advice after posting your question here. Garden Junk

Here is a link that might be useful: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/junk/nph-ind.cgi?type=con&random=3443

    Bookmark   October 31, 2004 at 6:16PM
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Sound like a long and painful thing to consider but how does that compare to living in pain for the rest of one's life? My mom suffered with a bunion so understand your challenge. Sounds as tho you have recieved some good medical advice. EP

    Bookmark   November 3, 2004 at 11:29AM
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