Toe Surgery Gone Wrong
At an ambulatory center I had surgery from a podiatrist/surgeon on the right big toe—because of arthritis, it turns out. She crippled me; because the surgery was not successful, she did a redo resulting in the partial amputation of the large toe, making it about one and a half inches shorter than it was before the first of 2 surgeries. During the second operation I woke up and could feel that I was being stitched up, and I cried out. I was then given more medication to keep me sedated until she was finished, ruining my foot and causing me to have a reduced quality of life for the last 9 years.
The toe still gave me terrible pain, and so I went to an orthopedic surgeon who found a nerve floating around in my toe. I needed another surgery (a 3rd one) and he finally got me able to walk. But I still am in pain and cannot walk very far or for very long.
Well, I feel that I was crippled by the error and my life has never been the same. I am in pain most of the time, cannot take a stroll, and cannot drive for more than a 1/2 hour because my foot hurts. My life has been changed for the worse by this awful situation.