Letting Go Of The Fear of Surgery

And surrendering to the flow of things

Sandy Maximus
Read or Die!
Published in
4 min readApr 12, 2024

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Scrabble tiles saying “Let it go”
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

I was dealing with bunion pain in my early 40s. It is when a bony bump forms at the base of the big toe. My home remedies included trying to wear orthotics, buying wide shoes, and wearing a toe separator in the shoes, among a few other remedies on the internet that kept me from visiting a doctor for a couple of years.

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Sandy Maximus
Read or Die!

An academic, a mother, and a wanna-be writer with interests from travel to tennis, personal stories, and life lessons.