My friend just had bunion surgery and told me allll about it. She did it through a drug research center. They paid for the surgery (from a licensed orthopedic surgeon), her recovery time in the hospital and travel and lost wages. After her right foot (left is scheduled for June 4th), she made $1200!!! So, I'm doing it too! I will have my right foot done on May 21st (hence the happy birthday shout-out) and will be at the hospital from Wednesday until Friday. Call me if you want to know how I'm doing, or wait for post-op blog photos! Wish me luck!