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TTS Surgery?

Posted by SharonB on 7/20/04 at 10:51 (155912)

I was diagnosed with Bi-lateral TTS about ten years ago and suffered with the pain since. Treatments helped for a little while. I have recently been seeing a Foot specialist. He had me get another EMG. I had 3-4 of the injections in the ankle which helped a little. I now have the same diagnosis with nerve damage. My Dr. wants to operate on both feet at the same time. I am having a problem with the time it will take to be able to get back on my feet and be able to work. My Dr. said I would be off work for ten days. From what I have been reading about others who have had this surgery, they took 3-4 months to heal. I drive for a living (transporting people) and need to be able to get up into a 1-ton van. If I can't get in and out of the van, I may not be allowed to come back to work. Can I get a disability status for this and be able to have time to heal? I have HMO insurance and no AFLAC insurance. I could get the AFLAC, but I would have to be paying into it for a year befor they would cover a pre-existing condition. Do you have any suggestions?

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Re: TTS Surgery?

Ed Davis, DPM on 7/21/04 at 14:27 (155991)

There are advantages and disadvantages to doing both at the same time. The advantage is that you get everything over with. The disadvantage is that it is hard to get around and you may need extra help with activities of everyday life.