Grand Ma's bunions were huge! And, in her aging years was reduced to wearing broad sandals, summer or winter (winter with socks), because she could not fit into a pair of normal shoes. Her big toes crossed back over her other toes in an unsightly fashion and she, kind of awkwardly, waddled around the place. Which must have been humiliating for such an elegant, dignified woman.
Apparently, one of my Uncles has bunions as well. (Im pretty sure he doesn't wear high heels!)
|I now know why I wasn't suited to be a Ballerina with feet like mine, but here I am at Rottnest, secretly dreaming of doing Water Ballet. At Kindergarden, they said that I was like a baby elephant and shouldn't pursue a career in Ballet!|
My feet have been giving me grief as long as I can remember. I do have a shoe fetish, and I would have loved to have worn high heels. Which I have bought and which I have persisted with. But not for long. It's just too painful. And, just prior to this operation with Dr Wu, I have been reduced to buying flat soled shoes that are too long and big for me, just to get the width to fit my bunions in. Not a good thing being the 'fashionista' that I am :)!
|My feet, Kangaroo Island|
Next, I will write about how I came about going to Hong Kong for Bunion Surgery.....
Also, I have put a new page on the website devoted to Bunions. I will just keep adding to it as a resource for people who are interested.