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My BLF 2+ years is my Q dog currently.Last spring Doc took 10 X-rays on the final film he found a bone spur in her (for lack of medical terms due to spelling) back ankle. So, Doc said, not much he would do but let her just do what she is going to do, ie, make it worse, deal with it and it wont get worse, or whatever. He said he could fix the immediate bone spur with removal of it, and then 2 months of a cast and months to allow the tendon time to adhere again to the bone, and after that of rehab. So we went on our merry way, trained hard, ran some Q's never really saw a problem all summer or this winter. Now she is favoring that ankle again, and its the same dang leg. What to do, make her go through the surgery, and rehab to continue playing the game, or make her my hunting partner, I am so sick over this whole thing, and wonder if this is the end of the trial road for my first FT dog...Please let me know, surely some of you have dealt with this issue, and how bad is it really, and how bad is the surgery and recovery and was it all worth it. I dont want her to be in pain I know she loves this game but is it worth putting her through it...She is a great marker, I had high hopes of getting a title...someday, havent fixed her yet either...ok, have at it, chime in and tell me what you think. Thanks...