2012 in review

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 25,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 6 Film Festivals

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5 Responses to 2012 in review

  1. Shelly says:

    I am nearly a year post-op and still dealing with issues…. my big toe no longer touches the ground and it feels as if I have a pebble under the ball of my foot. I have had a few different opinions given on how to remedy the new problem, but I don’t feel that either doc has experience with this. Has anyone out there in ‘bunion world’ dealt with similar issues??? I would love to hear from you!

  2. Chloe says:

    Hey Shelly I’m 14 years old and had this op done and I get exactly same as what you’ve said, I also find it hard to walk sometimes xxo

  3. Alan says:

    Emmmmmm, As I see it, having designed a shoe for a client with bunions back in 1991 which I call Shandals, the problem with bunion operations is that they do not correct the other problems associated with the the big toe pointing into the middle of the foot, that is a flattened arch, pronation and the tendency to push off from the metatarsal arch rather than the tips of the toes.
    And to have an operation at the age of 14, I feel is wrong as the bones in the feet do not ossify from cartilage into solid bone until the age of 18, so there was a chance to guide the big toe straighter and to correct the associated problems without surgery. I hope you or your parents didn’t pay a fortune for the op. You have heard of the Ponseti Method correcting Club Foot? No? Look it up on Google. I wish you a speedy and full recovery…best wishes Alan

  4. Ruth says:

    Julia- now it is fall 2013- in retrospect was the surgery a success and are you better off now than before the surgery in terms of what you are able to do? Thanks R. Reid

  5. swirlingleaf says:

    Hi Ruth. Yes the surgery was a success. I am definitely better off now than I was with the painful bunion. My foot is bettera now but it’s different. It’s not as stable and strong as the other one. For instance, I did some exercise recently involving yoga postures – balancing on each foot, and I ended up with swelling and pain in my ex-bunion foot which has taken a couple of months to subside. So I now know that this isn’t an advisable exercise for me – I’ll stick to walking, swimming or rowing. I do know from others that it can take up to a year or more for a foot to stop swelling and be really comfortable after surgery. That’s not to put people off, but just to realise that a surgery may make your foot better but it won’t return it to its pre-bunion state. I am happy that I had the surgery and don’t regret it at all and am just grateful that I only had bunion on one foot! Does that answer your question? Best wishes, Julia.

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