Thanks Dr. Rick-
It has been a few years that I have been using moleskin etc..
My back & hip are doing quite well-my back aches when I overdue, stand too long or use an improper chair. When walking I rest a few minutes and continue to walk for a half hour. Hip can ache -maybe arthritis?
Dr. Bohay did say there were risks (45 minute surgery) with anesthesia and infection and a long recovery especially since I am 83! He said I would have a boot( as I can not do crutches) and i am wondering what that might do to my back & hip.
Sometimes I do get leg cramps at night along with the neuropathy so that is a concern.
I do take 10mg of Lovastain, a half of Diovan (320), Calcium +D, Fish oil, Multi-vitamin, Baby aspirin, Glucosamine. Premarin,
Does a condition like mine take awhile to really impair one or is it a slow progression? Is there anything other than surgery? Toe separators etc?
Sorry that i did not get back to you sooner. (The Dr. who trims my nails just says it is an individual decision! ) I am eager to hear another opinion. Would there be any advantage to a personal visit to Mayo.? We live in Holland MI. Thanks for any help you can give.
dr. Rick Sorry
Thanks so much for your help. (I did give you a tip!) I wonder about recovery time-I am sure at my age it will take months judging by a time it takes for healing a small scratch etc. Am thinking it would be about a year before swelling leaves and shoes would fit. Wondering about how long a boot has to be worn. Getting a second opinion is so helpful in making decisions! Any other advise you have would be greatly appreciated. Going out of town for a few days. Thanks in advance!