Last year, someone emailed me to ask about my fore-foot reconstructive surgeries.
I was looking forward to my new feet, but little did I know that the surgeon would refuse to do the second foot, until after I had two of my cervical vertebrae fused.
You can read about it here.
Warning! If you are squeamish, please do not scroll down to the end in that post. It’s a picture of my foot post-surgery, complete with pins sticking out of the end of my toes.
It seems that my body wanted to expel those pins. Some of them came out over the course of the three-month recovery period. I have one toe that did not fuse well, so if you are having this surgery, I’d advise asking your surgeon how best to prevent that from happening.
On How Not To Be Bored During Your Recuperation, I said that I learned how to draw. Since I couldn’t find any pictures of my before feet, I’m including a copy of a sketch I included in the thank you card my surgeon. It is an approximate illustration my before and after foot.