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Book Cover Forest Green Front - CopyWelcome to BunionSurvivor.com.

BunionSurvivor.com was started to give you as much information in one place to help you:

  • Make the best decisions about how and when to treat your bunions
  • Provide trusted resources for bunion relief
  • Discern whether or not to have bunion surgery
  • Find a competent doctor with whom you resonate
  • Learn how to best prepare for bunion surgery
  • Ensure a successful bunion surgery recovery

I’ve learned so much since having bunion surgery four years ago and hearing from hundreds of bunion sufferers and bunion survivors and I want to share what I’ve learned with you so that you can benefit too. By bookmarking this site and returning regularly, you’ll save yourself a lot of frustration, fear and time. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation for your feet and you’ll learn how to stop your dogs from barking (my mother’s and grandmother’s references to their feet at the end of the day).

In my research I’ve:

* Talked to and seen orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, reflexologists, massage therapists, Feldenkrais and Alexander practitioners, NIA and yoga instructors. All had different opinions about how to treat bunions.

* Gotten great feedback from people who have had good bunion surgery and bad bunion surgery. All had unique stories and universal lessons to share.

* Met with people who won’t go near a scalpel and are crippled from terrible pain and those who are doing it because they want “Big Boob Feet” (more on that in another post). I’ve heard the good, the bad, and the ugly.

* Scoured the internet for the latest treatments. There’s A LOT of information out there, most of it repetitious and some of it inaccurate and damaging if you follow it! (Don’t believe everything you read until YOU check it out for yourself – even here!).

And I’m sharing it ALL with you!

I’ll tell you more about my own experience in future posts; for now just give your feet a big thank you for talking to you (they do, you know, and they even help you if you listen) and be grateful for all the amazing things your precious tootsies allow you to do.

Two Lessons and a Tip:

LESSON 1:  Ask more questions of yourself, your body, and your bunion doctor and don’t settle for less than an answer that satisfies you. You have a right to get your questions answered.

LESSON 2:  When you have x-rays done, make sure your doctor is looking at the correct x-ray for the foot s/he’s talking about and that the x-ray isn’t reversed. (Learned the hard way).

TIP 1:  Bookmark this site and come back often. You don’t have to do this alone. Remember to post a comment and let me know your biggest question regarding bunions.

If you’d like to know everything you’ve forgotten to ask and need answered about bunion surgery and recovery, check out my ebook “Bunion Survivor’s Guide to Successful Bunion Surgery and Recovery”.

Here’s to Your Happy Healthy Feet!

Mary


This site does not offer personal medical advice and is solely informational in nature.

3 Thoughts on “About

  1. Are you still actively managing your site? If so, I am interested in talking to you about our possibly linking to your site as a resource. We are currently updating our site to include Bunion Advisor with resources for bunion treatments (under construction). Feel free to call me to further discuss – 415-710-9271.

  2. Someone told me about this website. I’m having bunion surgery on my right foot in March. I’m only 36 and very active. I been doing Zumba 3 times a week since April and love it. I love to dance to Pitbull’s music especially. I’m afraid that I’ll gain weight! My podiatrist told me I can’t do Zumba for 3 months 🙁 I never had a cast, never tried crutches, never been in surgical boot. I did see two podiatrists for opinion. This podiatrist will do right foot bunionectomy with 1st metatarsal ostetomy whatever that means. It does involve break bone and realign big toe. I’m scared. I never had surgery. Just diagnosis like endoscopy. I still live with my parents which I guess helps since they can monitor what I eat. I’m half korean and half white, 5’4, 128 pounds. I think I can still do Zumba but sitting down. I do have 5 pound dumb bells at home too. So at least I can do weight training. Did anyone gain so much weight from bunion surgery? I wonder if my age and the fact that I’m not overweight helps in recovery. I would need to take 2-3 weeks to recover at home before returning back to work. I work in DC, and mainly sit down at my job.

  3. I would love to get in touch with Mary or the owner of this wonderful blog. Is there contact information for her?

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