I usually post on the Chronic Pain forum but saw your post on Morton's Neuroma...I had the surgery done back in 2004 and have been great ever since..(I was also diagnosed with FM back in '95)
I had a wonderful Podiatrist who believes that after 2 injections..that if the pain doesn't go away..it's not worth wasting time or our money on them. The surgery is a piece of cake..go in the am..surgery less than 45 minutes..home by lunch...off your foot for a week...not a bit of pain .then back to normal...
It is totally worth it and they take the nerve and tumor out..you just have a tiny scar and numb spot where they took it out..
So..just wanted to give you my experience and for most surgeries I would avoid until absolute last resort as it's traumatic to the body. but as you know..the pain of the MN can be excruciating and make it impossible to walk...as well as the longer it goes on...the more you can cause leg/back pain by 'favoring' that foot...
But this is the easiest surgery I have gone through...and if your injections work..then wonderful, just didn't want you to worry if surgery is next step.
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Dec 2006