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hmm... I have had two different procedures that what you had and did one foot at a time, so I can't say for sure, but I am 15 days post op from chevron bunion correction on right foot and am going back to work on Monday. I am walking "ok" in the boot, not too much swelling, minimal pain. I use one crutch to help get around but am walking fully on the foot (in the boot)


If you had both feet done I think it all depends on what you feel comfortable with. if you can get around ok. I wouldn't push it though. My first foot was a severe correction (Lapidus procedure) and I was off work 6 weeks for that foot alone.

Hope that helps
Hi aimski, I hope you feel better soon. Perhaps your feet are reminding you to baby them! I have told friends that they are welcome to come for tea.....and that they might be preparing it. They have said they might bring tea or coffee with them so that it is not even an issue.

I did go to church today and it went well. Hubby dropped me off in front of the church, and the snow had been cleared off the sidewalks, so it was easy to get in to the building. I was able to sit down and put my foot up on the pew, so I had minimal standing and walking. My foot feels awesome right now. I sure hope it is not going to holler tonight!
[QUOTE=Northwind;4113541]Hi aimski, I hope you feel better soon. Perhaps your feet are reminding you to baby them! I have told friends that they are welcome to come for tea.....and that they might be preparing it. They have said they might bring tea or coffee with them so that it is not even an issue.

I did go to church today and it went well. Hubby dropped me off in front of the church, and the snow had been cleared off the sidewalks, so it was easy to get in to the building. I was able to sit down and put my foot up on the pew, so I had minimal standing and walking. My foot feels awesome right now. I sure hope it is not going to holler tonight![/QUOTE]

hey,
How are you feeling after your outing? That is tought, having to think about snow! I thought the heat was bad, when you are sitting around all day!:eek:
My visitors were great, they got everything for me, I was just directing them from my wheelchair!! I don't know what I would do be doing without that thing!
first post op apt with DR tomorrow- can't wait- this has been a very long 15 days:)
Hello Aimski:
I wanted to contact you because I had a scarf osteotomy on Oct 23. I go this Friday to get the stitches out. They took the first bandages off last week and I saw my foot!! It too looks like a normal foot now. I have had bunions since I was 10-11, at least that is when I noticed them. I cannot walk for 2 more weeks. Are you walking yet?
Hi Roydale,

did you have JUST scarf osteotomy.....on both feet? And are your stichers dissolvable? Are you in Australia, US, C or UK?
I ask becuase these are the things that will make our progress differ...

It's exciting to see a normal foot isn't it!!!

My Dr. told me pain needed to be my guide, he would not give me dates. He said if you are feeling low to no pain, then walk, but to stop and elevate and rest if things start to hurt.
I have been walking without cruchers (unless I am going long distances) for about 6 days now (just over 2 weeks post op), and am getting very little pain. I don't have any swelling either....but I still make myself rest as much as I can, I don't want to set my progress back!
Keep us posted!!!:wave:
Hope it all goes well for you
Aims
Hi Aimski,

I have been reading your post, sounds like your surgery went really well. I too am having bilateral scarf osteotomy next Tuesday and I'm freaking out a little! So much so that I'm close to canceling it, even after I have made all arrangements with work/home etc. What really freaks me out is the thought that the pain in my feet might be worse than it already is. Do you get any pain now?

I would like to know if you are walking/running normally now? Can you bend your toes? crouch down, putting pressure on your toes?
are you able to wear heels? for a whole day? I don't plan to wear heels regularly, but it would be nice to on the odd occasion, wedding's etc!

I plan to rest and elevate my feet as much as I can to ensure full recovery.

Hope to hear form you soon.
P
Hi Aimski,
Well I went ahead with the surgery and am now 6 days post op. I was just wondering when you started putting weight on the balls of your feet? I'm just resting my feet with minimal walking at the mo, it's getting very tiring though!

Thanks,
P
[QUOTE=Pinky P;4761373]Hi Aimski,
Well I went ahead with the surgery and am now 6 days post op. I was just wondering when you started putting weight on the balls of your feet? I'm just resting my feet with minimal walking at the mo, it's getting very tiring though!

Thanks,
P[/QUOTE]

Oh gosh I'm trying to remember!! I would give it 10 days before u start putting ur weight on it but I was told to let pain be ur guide! Hope that helps?!don't forget to do exercises, keep up fluids, elevate & relax!!! Any other questions just ask!!
I have crutches but no wheelchair. I used a wheely desk chair for the first couple of days but I'm now walking with the shoes and crutches (only to the bathroom and back etc) Thanks for the warning, at least I can be prepared for the pain when the bandages come off.
Hi Aimski,

I'm not sure if you're still reading these boards, but hope you are! I'm 4 months post op now and I still can't really wear heels. I know you mentioned at 18 months you can wear heels and do pretty much anything, but do you remember when you started wearing heels again?

Also I have slight stiffness in my feet in the mornings, do you remember if you experienced this? Once I start walking on them they go back to being normal.

thanks,
Pinky P





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