Having surgery on both my feet--best gift I ever gave myself!

by Amy Payton

I started having pain in both my feet around age 35. By 38-39 years old I could barely do anything.

My left foot was extremely painful. After seeing my foot doctor for about 6 months and trying different things (stretches, orthotics), we decided on surgery. I had the left foot done in January 2009 and the right done in July 2009. The left foot was found to have a nerve tumor and a bone spur. The right foot just need the plantar fasciitis surgery.

I can not believe how wonderful I feel! I didn't know just how bad I was hurting until the pain was gone. The surgery itself was not that bad at all. It was very quick and I was in and out of the doctor's in about 3 hours total.

I was off work for 5 weeks for both surgeries. The first 2 weeks are the hardest-very worth it though. It took me about 6-7 weeks before I felt like I could walk normal. But after that I was pain free.

I have always been active and my feet put a damper on everything I did. I have now lost 25 lbs. Easy to do when you can finally do something as simple as walk! I can now ride my horses, play with the kids, take the dogs for a walk and not worry about paying for it later.

It has been a year since my last surgery and I would do it all over again if needed. Life it too short to live in pain.


Joshua Answers:

Glad it worked out for you Amy!

Thanks for sharing your experience.

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Jul 09, 2011
topaz surgery in 8 weeks, will it hurt
by: liz

Hi i'm Liz, i'm having topaz surgery in 8 weeks, i have pain in both my ankles, my doctor is doing one foot first then if successful the other, he said i will be off work 3 to 4 months

I'm very scared about this procedure,and wonder if i will be in pain afterwards liz


Joshua Comments:

Hi Liz.

Chances are high that it will hurt. There's a reason you'll be off work for 3-4 months.

3-4 months! How much damage is the surgery going to do, and what exactly is it supposed to 'fix'?

In other words, how exactly is it going to correct the actual problem that is making your ankles hurt?

Where exactly are they going to do the Topaz procedure surgery? Is that the cause of the problem, or just where it hurt?

I'm a fan of fixing the source of the problem, thus in your situation I highly suggest trying the free in-home trial of The ARPwave System.

You have 8 weeks till your scheduled surgery. It's certainly worth a shot to try to avoid it, yes?

For free I'd start learning How To Reduce Inflammation.

For slightly less free I'd get my Reversing Achilles Tendonitis ebook.

And to pull out the big gun and not just avoid Topaz surgery but also 'fix' the real problem, you want The ARPwave system.

Jan 16, 2011
Thank you
by: Shelly

Thank you so much for sharing this. It has helped me tremendously to know there is light at the end of the tunnel. I got out of my boots 2 weeks ago and still having pain when I walk mostly when barefoot, when standing for longer than a couple minutes and first thing in the AM! I am so glad to hear that there suppose to be pain still once the boots are off! :-)

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