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I HAD BILATERAL BUNIONECTOMIES ALONG WITH 2ND HAMMER TOE COORECTION ON BOTH FEET - MY SURGERY WAS ON MONDAY - TODAY IS SAT, I KEEP READING ABOUT HOW ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE HOBBELING AROUND THE FIRST WEEK ETC BUT HONESTLY IT HURTS = I HAVVE ONLY HAD TO GET UP ON MY FEET TWICE TO SHOWER (WITH BOTH FEET OUT OF SHOWER) BUT EACH TIME I DID THAT IT WAS PRETTY PAINFUL AND I COULDNT WAIT TO GET ON THE COUCH AGAIN -(BY THE WAY I HAVE A PORTA POTY NEXT TO THE COUCH SO OTHER THEN A SHOWER I HAVE NO REASON TO GET UP ) PRETTY MUCH I HAVE BEEN ELEVATING, ICING AND TAKING PAIN MEDS WHEN NEEDED (MOSTLY AT NIGHT) I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO KEEP TAKING THE PAIN MEDS SO I DONT GET PAIN BUT I WONDER IF I DONT STOP TAKING THEM I WILL NEVER KNOW IF I AM NEEDING THEM OR NOT :confused: I DONT MIND TAKING THEM CUZ THE SLEEPING I DO HELPS TO PASS THE TIME AWAY BUT BEFORE THIS SURGERY THE ONLY PILL I TAKE DAILY WAS MY ONE A DAY VITAMIN AND I DONT WANT TO BECOME DEPENDANT OR ADDICTED TO THESE - BUT I GOTTA REMEMBER IT HASNT EVEN BEEN A WEEK YET - OK SO BACK TO MY REASON FOR WRITING- I WONDER IF THERE IS A SET AMOUNT OF TIME FOR ME TO BE BED RIDDEN - I THOUGHT IT WAS 2 WEEKS OR I SHOULD JUDGE BY HOW PAINFUL IT IS TO PUT WEIGHT ON MY FEET - I DONT WANT MAKE RECOVERY LONGER BY NOT DOING MORE THEN I AM NOW - THEN AGAIN I DONT WANT TO DO MORE THEN I SHOULD SO IT HARMS ME - UGH - THE STRANGEST PART OF ALL OF THIS IS THAT I AM TOTALLY NOT HAVING A HARD TIME OR ANY ISSUES WITH BEING ON HTE COUCH 24/7 EVERYONE INCLUDING ME THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABSOLUTLEY NUTS AFTER THE FIRST DAY OR TWO BUT I AM TOTALLY CONTENT - BEFORE THE SURGERY I WAS VERY ACTIVE - I WORK FULL TIME AS AN OFFICE CLEANER - I CLEAN 4 LARGE OFFICE BUILDING EVERYDAY - WE FIGURED I WALK ABOUT 6MILES A DAY JUST AS I CLEAN THESE BUILDINGS - BEFORE WORK I WORK OUT WHICH INVOLVES UPPER BODY AND ABOUT 4 MILES ON THE TREADMILL - SO THAT FACT THAT I WENT FROM THAT SORT OF DAILY ACTIVITY TO ABSOLTELY NOTHING AND IT HASNT BOTHERED ME A BIT IS REALLY SURPRISING ME - :) BUT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO EVERYTHING I CAN TO HEAL PROPERLY - SO I HAVE KEPT MY FEET UP - AND ICED ALL DAY AND NIGHT - MY FEET FEEL FINE UNLESS I HAVE THEM ON THE FLOOR - THE BLOOD RUSHING TO THEM IS VERY PAINFUL - I HAVE ALOS BEEN BENDING MY LEGS UP TO MY CHEST AND TRYING TO MOVE MY ANKLES BACK AND FORTH SO THEY DONT GET STIFFER.,,, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS THOUGH -
MY LEFT FOOT IS SWOLLEN ALOT MORE THEN MY RIGHT FOOT - CAN I TAKE ADVIL ALONG WITH VICODIN TO RELIEVE THE SWELLING?
HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR ME TO LAYING ON THE COUCH AND NOT TRYING TO WALK AROUND?
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU DONT NEED THE PAIN MEDS ANYMORE?
I REALLY DONT WANT TO GET FAT WHILE I AM BED BOUND - I WONDERED IF ANY OF YOU HAD SUCCESS WITH KEEPING UP WITH YOUR EXERSICES LIKE- UPPER BODY WORK OUTS-POSSIBLY SIT UPS ETC,.. OR AM I CRAZY?
YOU ALL MIGHT THINK I AM LOONEY TUNES :DBUT I JUST HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ,,,,





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