The Patient – Simon
A harbinger for my active life (and I hope yours).
This is a personal account of my experience with Dr Nick Savva intended to help reassure others facing a similar situation. Nick has been a superb friend and support to me during my surgery, but first let me give you some background.
I am a busy, professional and active late 40s family man who enjoys the outdoors and keeping fit…but I have wonky feet (significant hallux valgus so I’m told). My situation is hereditary although the rigours of my job have exacerbated the pain and discomfort with insoles and other treatments no longer working.
When I met Nick I was instantly reassured. We discussed my circumstances and I was provided with a wealth of information to help make the right decision. Initially I resisted surgery. It sounded really unpleasant and I wasn’t sure I wanted to commit. Were my feet that bad? After a period of contemplation and further consultation I decided it was the right time. Knowing Nick would do the operation was a large factor in my decision.