I had an op' to cure 'clubbed foot' - the foot was operated on, and all is ok (not great as limited movement, arch of the foot not touching the floor (so an insert has to be worn to use spd's) (but its marginally better than it was.
that was when i was 13, i'm now 28, a physio has advised my spine has a slight twist in it due to the leg length discrepancy - (the leg had plaster on it for 12 weeks or so, and is approx 2cm's shorter than my left leg) this has caused problems with my hip also.
the 'effects' of the operation were never noted until plenty of time has gone by, as a youth you dont notice these things and get on with life, and now as an adult, a moderately high cadence causes a bit of a wobble, i walk with a limp, my spine has a twist in it, both ankles/knee's and left hip clicks and ache's a fair bit.
the last NHS person i spoke to said nothing can be done, which, I don't beleive, i was offered various, none surgical, solutions to try and resolve it, i'm not happy with what has been offered, and i'm concerned that at 28 my body is showing the effects of a poorly thought out operation and i want to be in good physical health by the time i'm 50.
So - i need legal advice as to what i can, or cannot, make happen - i want my leg putting to the correct length, i want a program of physio (or whatever) to try and sort out the damned spine and stop me walking with a limp.
I know i can walk, take a piss when i want to, etc, live a normal life, but, my foot looks a right mess, and i've got all of the above + dont want any more skeletal problems when i'm older.... is that too much to ask for?
Please don't be so silly to raise the taxes issue, i'm fully aware of the situation! but feel what I am after is just and within the rights of a normal person. I'm not asking for millions in compo', I just want some advice on sorting out the mess that the surgeon did!?
Am I being unreasonable in my request? i'd like to hear the thoughts of the STW collective!