I had foot surgery yesterday to straighten my left foot. Boney overgrowth removed, toes straightened and plated then screwed into place. The HNS gets some stick but this local hospital was great, in yesterday morning (after 18 week wait) then late in the afternoon all done and back on the ward for supper. Care was superb I can't thank and praise the medical staff enough. Anyone interested in North Kent this was the Darent Valley it was better by far than the private hospital nearby andwith now at home with foot up a bit of swelling and grounded for 6 weeks then hey those blue and silver threaded shoes can be worn again with love- aahhhhh. The LEF was not a problem and even the food was ok, not great but hot and ok. Toilets were clean and I'd highly recommend this hospital. So the progressive RA's effects on my foot has been held back and a few scars are a small price to pay for comfort and being able to wear nice shoes again. I know very small risk of minor problems like a bit of stiffness but been told do the exercises and all should be well.