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What would you do?

  • Ctb now

    Votes: 4 28.6%
  • wait 6 months for competent surgeon whilst enduring terrible pain

    Votes: 9 64.3%
  • have the surgery now, but risk being permanently maimed for life and then having to ctb

    Votes: 1 7.1%

  • Total voters
    14
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hunter_lewis

Specialist
Sep 17, 2018
335
Hi,
I have Mortons neuromas in my feet and have had severe pain since July. No doctor ever offered me anything for pain relief except Ibuprofen which did not work. I had cortisone shots and they made the whole thing worse. I have been at home for three and a half months. I finally got a consultation for surgery at my local clinic and the surgeon barely knew what a Mortons neuroma is and said the surgery was a low risk one and there was little danger of a stump neuroma forming. That however, is wrong and the risk is 35%. Stump neuromas cause severe neuropathic pain in the foot (it feels like it is burning.)
I have a consultation at another clinic that actually knows what it is doing. However, I would have to wait another 6 months for the surgery on my right foot and 9 months for my left foot.
The pain is pretty bad and I cannot work or walk for more than 10 minutes.
What would you do?
 
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Made4TV

Made4TV

A hopeless hope junkie
Sep 17, 2018
517
Wait for someone who knows what they are doing. And I have this in one foot. Plus plantar fasciatis and heel spurs in both. Walking is a nightmare. I grit my teeth when I walk. I'm so sorry.
 
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