My first step is to apply for disability (short term). I am not sure how long that is, but for both ankles I wonder how long I will be out of work?
My Podiatrist is the one upon the first visit in June told me I needed Fusion surgery. I could try all preventive methods, but surgery will "reduce the pain". Well my pain during work is obvious to my customers. I thought I could cover it, but limping and at the end of my shift literally dragging my foot no one could miss. They work with me, my hours have been cut. Which started a domino effect on my finances. Anyway, I am filing for short term disability in hopes that after surgery on one ankle, I may return to work at least part time. I DON'T KNOW how any of this works, but not being able to bear weight when I get home woke me up fast! Now I am looking for resources... thank you for listening. I don't know where I go from here. I am 45. Thanks for your help in advance