I was born with bilateral talipes in 1960. In later life, my mother told me she was convinced she had taken morning sickness tablets containing the drug thalidomide. Which was known to cause birth defects.
I had surgeries at ages four and again major surgery at seven at the RNOH under Mr Hugo Kemp. At school when questioned by my friends as to why I had “crooked” feet I told them I was visiting the zoo and a snake escaped and bit me! Not bad for a five year old!
I have lived a full and relatively normal life. Not winning running races, but excelling at other things. Such a# broadcasting. My chosen career.
However, I am beginning to suffer quite badly now with burning pain within my feet and agonising pain from time to time if I make a sudden lateral movement. Such as exiting from a car. The doctor has given me pain killers but the burning sensation doesn’t seem to respond to them. Is this common with age?