I certainly am not in a position to second guess your surgeon, but it is a bit too early to declare that you would be doomed to a life of pain. By no means is your surgery healed. Pain is a normal consequence of most surgeries and especially foot surgery since you walk on something that was just cut on. Gravity is no help either.
Be patient and listen to your doctor.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 02, 2003 at 22:57:10: