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I've been having foot problems for a year and have stopped my daily walking because of it. Being stubborn and hoping that it would miraculously fix itself I've ignored the problem. Well I had my yearly check up at the docs and he sent me to a podiatrist who x rayed my foot so we could really see the problem. Every toe has a couple joints but my little one only has one and that one is separated more than it should be(probably from stubbing it numerous times)so when I walk it's like I'm re spraining my toe over & over. I'm scheduled for outpatient surgery on my 50th b'day (joy) to get a pin put in so the toe can have some stabilization. It'll be done with local anesthesia and isn't supposed to be a big deal and it's my left foot so I can even drive myself home.

It's too bad it's being done on my 50th but I'm thinking of it as taking care of business along with the reg check-up,blood work, mammo etc. I just had done so I can have a healthier, happier life. If you have a little problem you know isn't going to miraculously get better, don't be a :skept: like me & keep putting it off. Go deal so you can get on with the good stuff. :thumb:

Anyone have. or know someone who had, surgery like this? Thanks
 

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I'm sorry about your foot, but sure am glad your getting it taken care of. It's a heck of a birthday present, for sure, but I love your attitude. You are going to be a new woman starting the next decade of your life off right!

I don't know of anyone who has had this surgery. Honestly, it's amazing what they can do today. I wouldn't have thought you could drive after this. That's pretty cool.
 

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I can't believe you were living with the pain for so long - I'm glad the doctor could figure out your pain and now you will have it taken care of. A great start for your 50th - you'll be able to take walks again : )
 

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Thanks. I've been kicking myself because I was walking with hubby & the dog, 5 miles a day and lost some weight but not what I thought I should have, lol. It's SO slow to come off at this stage in my life. I used the toe as an excuse to not go in the winter, then spring then summer and here I am with the weight back but finally facing facts. That was then & this is now & hoping this nudges someone else to get it together too.;)
 

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Darlene, I am sorry you have been hurting. I am thankful that you are going to take care of it. I hope the pin thing works good. Poor little toe!!

I would think of it as a gift for yourself on your 50th birthday. Hope you recover quickly!! :)
 
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:hugz: to you Darlene! I'm glad you are getting this taken care of!!!
 
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Wow,sorry to hear about your foot.
My DH has a pin to hold the three middle toes in place. It has been 5 years and no additional prob. Bones are amazingly forgiving-joints not as much?
And i just have to say-my 50th birthday is coming up in Feb. and I promise I will not steal you celebration idea if I can help it. lol.

Best of luck on an easy surgery.
 

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Wow,sorry to hear about your foot.
My DH has a pin to hold the three middle toes in place. It has been 5 years and no additional prob. Bones are amazingly forgiving-joints not as much?
And i just have to say-my 50th birthday is coming up in Feb. and I promise I will not steal you celebration idea if I can help it. lol.

Best of luck on an easy surgery.
Should hae given me a spew alert with your comment about not stealing my celebration idea. I really did LOL. :D
 

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What a great gift for you on your 50th!! Congrats on being a great role model for all of us too!! While some aspects of getting older are no fun at all - we get to celebrate any and all things that tickle our fancy!!
 
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Good on yas lady for putting yourself first! Great gift - the gift of better health can't be beat. :) When is the bday/surgery?
November 2nd. :snork:
 

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That was or wasn't nice of them to book it on that day for you...depending on how you feel. Are they gonna put up balloons and streamers for your appt? :D Wait...must....have...cake!!
 

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Lol Libby, Maybe they'll wrap my toe in colorful paper & tie a helium balloon to it when they are done. :clown5: Yes, must have cake.
First date the receptionist came up with was my b'day & I laughed & said why not? Let's do it!
 

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Surgery is postponed, bummer. Can't believe the doctor himself called & on a Sunday to boot. Went to a conference in NYC and his rep didn't have the size needed in that style. So now I have to go in this Wed to have him measure to see if the new style he can get by next week will fit.
Looks like a pain free b'day for me on Tuesday, I can deal. ;)
 

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Mahalo for the update - looking forward for this to be completed for you!!
 
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