Hi, has anyone out there experienced having surgery for correcting bunions? Mine are bad enough now to warrant an orthopaedic referral but I have no idea what to expect, apart from the factual information gleaned from the www. I know everyone is different but would be grateful to hear of experiences (good and bad) and personal insights or views about whether it was worth it for you. I've not had a general anaesthetic for nearly 20 years and wasn't a diagnosed asthmatic then - didn't have any symptoms at the time so had no problems but my chest is much weaker now and I am on Ventolin and Seretide so that is of concern to me apart from the actual fairly barbaric surgery and long recovery time. So, any views on any aspect of this surgery would be gratefully received. I know the new keyhole procedure isn't yet available on the NHS so the old fashioned method is probably what I will end up with if receommended for the surgery. The pain I am in daily has forced me to ask for help but it is with some trepidation! Thanks in advance.