Starting to get fed up with parts of my body and thinking of going under the knife. Not for cosmetic reasons, although I don't have a problem with cosmetic surgery. I have been going back and forth on several surgeries. The one on the top of the list deals with my feet. I want to get rid of my bunions before they get bad. I mean, why do I want to wait until there is pain and my feet look like they came from the twilight zone. Besides almost every woman in my family has had them. By Gosh it's destiny and I want them gone before I have a multitude of problems that can follow bunions. For those of you that don't know a bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of the big toe. It starts to contort the foot the longer you wait to address the issue. Studies say that 75% of all people will have some type of foot pain or problem at some time in their lives. Maybe because the foot is so complicated filled with so much to injure. This is what you are dealing with when it comes to your foot. Twenty Six bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments, and nerves. So, here I sit looking at the beginning of a bunion wondering if it's worth going under the knife?
The more I searched surgeries and bunions the more google kept showing me surgeries you want to avoid as you get older. I found this intriguing and helpful. Check out the AARP article with the 4 surgeries you want to avoid as you age. Thank heavens bunions were not on the list. Funny story, so about ten years ago when I use to run, my feet were hurting a lot. I went to get them checked. I had x-rays taken, then was asked to sit in the waiting room. About 30 minutes later my daughter and I are walking through the halls to our assigned room following the nurse and there are one of those x-ray films hanging and lighted up with an image of a foot. I look at my daughter and I say, "Wowza look at that foot. Poor thing, that foot is JACKED!" We go on to sit in the room and wait for the doctor. Within 3 minutes I hear him grab the x-ray off the light, and damn it to hell if he didn't walk into my room with that same JACKED up x-ray I was just talking about. Apparently x-rays can be used to help diagnose a variety of foot-related ailments that will soon come into view on the outside. I could see the bunion, the twisted toes that were coming, dear lord it was too much information. I just started crying. It's like the inside aging before the outside. On the outside my feet looked absolutely normal. But the x-ray was showing what was to come. Obviously the outlook wasn't good, I would never have guessed that x-ray was mine in a million years. Which brings me back to the bunion surgery... I have seen the foreshadowing of what my foot is to look like if I wait. It ain't pretty so why wait?
If cosmetic surgery is your fancy know that there are better ages than others to have some of the procedures available done. If you are already in midlife I have bad news for you... you missed a lot of the prime time for the best benefits of a whopping variety of plastic surgeries according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail. I mean there isn't much left. The optimum age for Breast Uplift is 45... notice I didn't say implant. Shoot we missed that by decades! LOL! Laser skin resurfacing is good at age 50, and age spots are recommended at 50+. Go ahead and read the Daily Mail article. Yes, it will piss you off, but it's good to know. For example, you can still get the rhinoplasty but if the optimum age is 20... ahhh maybe hold off and invest in that bunion surgery. I have just begun exploring treatment for bunions and possible surgery. I'm pretty serious about nipping the bunion in the bud before it becomes a problem. Studies have found that 85 to 90 percent of patients who undergo bunion surgery are satisfied with the results. I consider those to be pretty darn good numbers. I'm still researching. I'll let you know what I decide.
Keep looking forward so you don't miss what God puts in front of ya!
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