Surgeon recommends mid foot fusion surgery for severe pain due to arthritis and inflammation. I am a nurse who works 2 jobs and cannot take a few months off. Going to try to hold out as long as possible.
Put it off as long as you can! I had foot surgery for a hammer toe on 10/31/2013. I ended up having 3 additional surgeries because my foot just refused to fuse. This was prior to RA diagnosis but my feet were extra bad from OA and doing 12° nursing shifts at level 1 trauma center, never sitting down. But loved it. Now its gone. At 48 I'm disabled and because of the nerves being cut so many times in right foot I dont have complete feeling in it so I cannot drive. Lost all friends because of leaving job, became out of touch. Family 600mi cause I moved for my career. I'm socially isolated to the point of honestly questioning my own sanity.
So please, put surgery off as long as possible.