On Tuesday, February 5, I had foot reconstruction surgery for my right big toe. I have been suffering with a growing arthritic problem for 15 years. It had become incredibly painful for the past few months, the accumulated bone spurs preventing the toe from bending during normal walking.
I tried many non surgical remedies to slow the progression, physical therapy, special insoles, etc., but it was obvious that they were just short term fixes. I am very active with a young 10 year old boy. Once it started to bother me during cycling, my other passion, surgery was the solution.
My surgery involved removal of the “bump”, bone spurs, and a the replacement of half of my toe joint. A titanium cap over the bone for easy movement.
I am not fond of narcotics. I am taking half the dosage if that much for pain. Which today is incredible. The narcotics are very dehydrating as well.
Apologies for an unusual post. Hopefully later today or tomorrow I will post. I am just happy I should be back to full recovery in 4 weeks. Back on my bike and back fully on the street as well!