Lucky me. Seven months after having traditional surgery to remove the four neuromas from my feet (two in each foot), three of the four have grown back and are larger and more painful than before, on or off the meds. I will be having stump neuroma surgery just after August 28, and will be, possibly, out of touch until the beginning week of September...even then I will be doped up, as you all like the doped-up TJ much better anyway. That doesn't matter much though, since as you may have noticed, I have been becoming ever-increasingly inactive with the BRS anyway due to all the nerve and pain medications I take that rob me of my ability to focus or desire to even give a crap and be more involved. This was a difficult decision for me to make. I've weighed different, other, treatment options, and I just don't feel the others would work for me. Dr. XXXX referred me to this doctor who actually trained him. He says he is the absolute best peripheral nerve surgeon around. This doctor is also the one and only who developed the method of implanting the nerve ending, after the stump is removed, into the muscle, so that it doesn't try to grow anymore, AND it is unable to send phantom pain signals (a double-blessing to me), something which more and more foot doctors are starting to implement, but apparently, mine didn't. I need my life back. I can either sit here day after day and do nothing with the neuromas increasing in size and causing more pain, or I can try something else. I choose to try something else! Even if it doesn't work, what have I lost? I can't walk without pain (lots of different types of pain and intensities, but I won't bore you with all that), I have difficulty sleeping, the meds mess with my head, I am not my happy-go-lucky self, okay, well, myself. There is a lot more going on behind the scenes too though, and I/we will be sharing with you all very soon what changes are being made. No worries though. The BRS will continue on growing better and stronger each day. With your help, I might add. Lots of prayers, please, and wish me lots of luck. I will need it.