I haven't entered into this lightly and I have done tons of research and listened to everything the Dr told me to do so I guess it just shocked me he would bring up alternatives. Yes, I am sure part of it has to do with covering himself to make sure I know there are other options. Then I did start to doubt myself but reading thru what you all said does make me realize I am making the right decision. I remember not having to be weight bearing for 3 weeks each with the cheilectomies so I did get use to the crutches but I didn't regret doing that surgery at any point...each day I was happier I did it! LOL - even the second day when the block wore off and we found out the hard way percocete doesn't agree with me and I was in pain and throwing up! When I walked in to this Dr's office in 2012 (after seeing a different Dr 2 years prior with no help, he diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis and never did xrays) he looked at my feet and xrays and asked how I was walking they were so bad and told me yes he could fix them permanently! I guess I am still just holding on to that hope!
Oh and as for the shooting pain, I had that same issue leading up to the last surgeries. Basically my feet felt good for almost a year and now the same symtpons are starting back again.
I have an appointment with this other surgeon this morning so I'll see what he says and go from there.
Again thank you everyone for being so supportive! I have continued to read along with your progress and think it is great how well everyone is coming along. Ups and Downs always occur so Bright Blessings to you all and I look forward to hearing more about your progress and healing.
Edited by ragribben - 2/16/14 at 10:52pm