I have seen this question answered before and understand that it isn't likely to happen, but I want to see how this might apply to my current situation. I am at a crossroad right now and not sure how I should go about it. I have had pretty severe pain in my feet for the past couple of years that I thought was caused by flat feet. After some trial and error with orthotics and a few podiatrist visits, I seem to have found out the true problem. I have a Calcaneal - Naviculer Coalition in both of my feet, which is basically two bones in both feet that are joined together that shouldn't be. The podiatrist recommended surgery on both of my feet in which he would shave the bones down so they are not longer fused together. It would be about a total of a year of recovery before I regain full use of my feet, but the podiatrist said that the operation is a fairly conservative surgery and has a very high success rate. So my question is, if I do decide to get the surgery and I do regain full use of my feet and they don't bother me at all, would I still be required to get a medical waiver? I know it is all speculation at this point but it is better than nothing. If the surgery is something that would DQ me from serving in the 75th then I would forgo it and do my best to fix it with physical therapy.