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Hello again,

I talked to my doctor's office today to see if he would fix my slight hammer toe at the same time as the fusion & they said no because they want to allow the fusion to heal completely first. Anyway, while they had me on the phone they said my insurance didn't approve my surgery! I asked why & they said they had to submit additional paperwork since they normally consider this to be COSMETIC SURGERY?! [B]Huh?![/B] [I][B]WHAT?![/B] [/I] I was shocked! They continued: (paraphrased) "...This sort of surgery when done by podiatrists is usually performed on women who want to be able to wear pointy shoes..." Apparently, it depends on the angle the bones are fused or something. I told them that I didn't give a hoot about pointy shoes, I just wanted to get rid of the bone grinding pain!

Well, my doc has to submit more info and then we'll see. In the meantime I have to worry about whether or not I'll need to postpone or cancel my surgery!

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

What are your thoughts on this?

Thanks!
~Heather





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