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... After reading these boards... - I'm amazed at how many types of foot surgeries there are. - I've learned there are so many approaches to recovery. - I'm surprised that surgeons use so many different techniques for what appears to be the same problems. - I've acknowledged that each person's case is different; we all bring unique things to the table, whether it's our general... (2 replies)
Healing FOOTIES!
May 6, 2005
... I had the rt foot done since it was rapidly getting worse and close to being severe. The right foot procedure was an austin bunionectomy and hammertoe surgery with a fusion. ... (8 replies)
Healing FOOTIES!
May 5, 2005
... (I'm posting this again, because it didn't show up the first time. If this ends up being a duplicate, I apologize in advance.) I am just about 13 weeks post-op, having had a closing base-wedge osteotomy, austin & aiken bunionectomy. I've been off crutches for 4 weeks and in physical therapy for 5 or 6. I was so good during my NWB period - didn't really do a thing,... (8 replies)

Healing FOOTIES!
May 5, 2005
... I am just about 13 weeks post-op, having had a closing base-wedge osteotomy, austin & aiken bunionectomy. I've been off crutches for 4 weeks and in physical therapy for 5 or 6. I was so good during my NWB period - didn't really do a thing, and didn't swell or anything until I became weight-bearing. It's been pretty tough, actually. My foot really hurts at the end of... (8 replies)
12 weeks post op
Apr 16, 2005
... same hammertoe but it need more surgery to get it straight and the bunionectomy was a base wedge and ? ... (14 replies)
... Hi All--Thanks for your good wishes!!! I'm having a base wedge with a somebody-Green bunionectomy (two major cuts for a severe bunionectomy), hammertoe surgery and a nueroma done. Should take about 2 hours or so. They are doing an epidural and as little else as I can talk them into. The MAC & General and I do not get along at all!!! Nervous doesn't describe it Sue! ... (17 replies)
... My doctor is apparently a perfectionist and said ... "hmmm, I'm pleased with the looks of your foot, but that big toe could be a little flatter/straighter . . . I could tweak it a bit more in a simple procedure that would only take a weekend recovery. He told me that some women want "designer" feet and that he does multiple procedures on them to try to achieve that. I... (16 replies)
... Cyclist, glad to hear everything is on track for your recovery! I wish I took a before picture of my right foot (worse then left). The only reason I wanted surgery was to tackle my ongoing foot pain.. never thought much about the cosmetic part of it, but after surgery, the nurse told me I had a "pretty foot" with the toes nice & straight & big bump gone.. now I can hardly wait... (16 replies)
... 3/31/05 Update: Hi, Itís been 5 weeks since my surgery, and the podiatrist cut my cast into two pieces when he removed it today. Things are progressing on schedule, and my x-rays show that the bone is healing okay. I still cannot put weight on my foot for another 3-4 weeks. Much to my surprise, the doctor brought the two pieces of my cast back to me after having lined... (16 replies)
... Hi . . . here is an update: I visited my podiatrist/surgeon on 3/10 for a checkup. I was convinced he was going to cut my leg when he used a 3Ē circular saw hand tool to remove my cast. (Iíve never had a cast before.) Of course, he didnít. I was amazed at how different my foot looks -- no bunion and my toe is straight. He must have sanded down my foot, too, because my... (16 replies)
... Pakemuumama, No matter what you went through, big or small, it was still hard.....sure, some are worse case conditions and others are an easier procedure, but they are still hard...especially if it is "yours" some of us heal better then others, thats all ,but all of our surgeries are a big deal! (16 replies)
... I'm afraid I had a snap-reaction, due to what I went through, which wasn't a lot compared to these ladies, but more than I expected for sure! It is too bad you didn't get any encouragement, but I am glad you went ahead with it anyway and the surgery was so successful. Good healing to you! (16 replies)
... Pain and cabin fever......makes us all crazy!!!!! I wish my recovery was as good as yours... I, too, chose to sit it out, I have over done it in the past and had more problems because of it. All we want is for everyone to heal well...... (16 replies)
... Cyclist, Don't pay any attention to us when we get snappish. Pain does terrible things to a person. YOu along with others are doing remarkably well and that is what we all want! I had terrible pain before surgery and terrible pain after but I know in the long run it will all be worth it. I chose to sit on my butt for 4 weeks becuase in the big scheme of things that is... (16 replies)
... I am sorry. I apologize for any misunderstanding that my posts may have caused. It was not my intention. I was in pain before my surgery, and I may be in pain once I begin to walk on my foot. What I had hoped to convey was that sometimes this surgery goes better than expected. I read the bulletin boards before my surgery and was unnerved. I also talked with several... (16 replies)
... I will be having surgery on March 25. It is interesting to read both sides of the experience. I don't think Cycliest meant to come across as some of you have taken it - she/he was just giving an account of how she/he got along. I had surgery at Mayo last year for a tumor with the worst case scenario and ended up back at work full-time a month later. I attribute a lot of... (16 replies)
... Thank you, Thank you Thank you. I too thought the posts were arrogant. I read it twice to make sure I wasn't reading incorrectly. My doctor was and is very good. He happens to be a friend of mine which sure didn't hurt. He prepared me 100% pre-op by telling me how painful and long the recovery process would be. He didn't hold back. I didn't purchase myself or thru... (16 replies)
... Tell it like it is ladies!!!!!!! Props to you both, Katie & Joll!! I was prepared, I have a great DR. who told me what I could expect, I have a great support team at home and on these boards and... I have foot surgery many times before but I HAD pain...I HAVE pain. I have a positive outlook on life and on my healing but lets get real...when someone cuts you open, breaks... (16 replies)
... I have to agree with Katie. While I applaud your proactive approach to your surgery and recovery, there is a certain tone to your posts, whether intentional or not, that implies a superiority to those of us who actually felt pain after this surgery. I had a great doctor too, and went into my surgery well-prepared, both mentally and physically. However, though I also... (16 replies)
... Glad everything went well for you, and the IWalkFree looks pretty interesting. What is so negative about relaying and comparing experiences though? this is a surgery in which bone is broken, in your foot--you know, the thing that you use to propel yourself around the planet every day? Everyone's experiences are different, but there is no denying that this is a... (16 replies)




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