... (6 replies)
... I am day 13 post op from bilateral bunionectomy. I am WB but try to stay off of my feet as much as possible. So, I decided today will be a total body cleansing day. ... (6 replies)
... ad that in another two months the worst will be behind me and my feet will be almost done. I'm also very lucky because I have family here from out of town taking care of me and the kids. It's no small thing. ... (4 replies)
... Glad to hear your appt went well and that you've been given green light for showers and baths. That alone is a big boost to make you feel better. Take care! Jeanne (6 replies)
... Just got back from 2nd follow-up; everything is progressing nicely. I only have to wear my Frankies (what I call the hideous post op shoes) for another week then I can transition into athletic shoes!!! But, the best part of the appt. was being told I can shower/take a bath (my favorite) tomorrow. OMG, I'm super excited.
I apparently won't be doing PT, but he showed me what to... (6 replies)
... Hi Angela,
How are you now getting on?
I am almost 6 weeks post op on my left foot chevron osteomy and hammertoe correction. I did go under general anaesthetic and had an over night stay in hospital. When I was leaving the hospital I was given a prescription for mobic and paracetemol. I did question whether paracetemol would be strong enough as a pain killer and was... (64 replies)
... Thank's for that Angela, I think I was being way too optimistic!
It will be so nice to have normal feet and wear a pair of flip flops and not be covering up my feet :)
I'll be very interested to hear how your recovery is going.
Allison (64 replies)
... I was able to use a walker with wheels to go to the bathroom the day of surgery. For the first five days I stayed in bed and got up only to move around a little to prevent blood clots and to go to the bathroom. Ever since day 6, I've been in the den during the day, using the walker for trips to the bathroom and the wheelchair for longer trips to the kitchen. Today my doctor... (4 replies)
... I had no idea about the district nurse thing though!! I might try to see if they'll help at all. The after care is very, very haphazard! ... (64 replies)
... hey Jane! that is such great news for you- (even if your news is a little old) sorry about that!!Where are you at now??
I'm still getting pain in my right toe after about 5 minutes of walking (which worries me a little) but I have to keep remembering that I have to wait 12 months (post op) before I am feeling 100%..guess I still have 6 and a bit months left..... right now I... (18 replies)
... Hello! I'm back. It's been two weeks now since my bilateral bunionectomy! I am going nuts! It is so hard to stay put!! I have had pain mostly at night lately. It is a wierd feeling, almost like my feet are burning. ... (18 replies)
... Wow, both feet! Your surgery was same day as mine. I had right bunion done along with a hammertoe next to it and stretching of ligament on back of right leg. I am doing well, but finding the immobility much harder than I thought. I find the crutches and walker hard to use because they hurt. You must have more upper body strength. Did you go back to work? I went back... (8 replies)
... If you plan on doing both, I hope you will have someone to take care of you. I took 3 weeks off from work and my wife is helping with ice bags and food. It will be 1 week today. ... (8 replies)
... eight weeks. I never used crutches, just sort of looked like a robot, walking slowly stiffly. So, don't assume that you definitely won't be able to walk after a bilateral bunionectomy. ... (11 replies)
... drive, take care of kids, etc. ... (7 replies)
... uld be to do them one at a time, but either have someone stay with you for a week or so or go stay with someone for a week or so...I cannot grasp a person with a bilateral bunionectomy being able to take care of themselves for quite a while.. Just my humble opinion.. ... (12 replies)
... Hi, I got my stitches out this past Thursday and it was a relief. They had started to really bother me and get tight. Everything looked good. He bandaged it all up again cuz I still have a pin in but it sure does feel better.
It gets easier. Like you I had pain later on as well.
It will pass. I know you may say area you sure but it does. Mine just hurts a little sometimes... (19 replies)
... The doctor and pharmacist both told me that the itching is a side effect, and not an allergic reaction....so I could keep taking it as long as I didn't develop a rash. I put up with the itching for a few days, and it went away! Like I said, it was better taking half a pill more often than a full pill less often! I would ask your doctor about taking the ibuprofen with the... (19 replies)
... laws have been so wonderful but the guilt is significant. They're also taking care of my 4 year old, making meals at night and watching our two puppies. By 8pm they're off to bed and I can see how tired they are. ... (19 replies)
... laws came into town to take care of me, the kids and the dogs so I don't have to worry if everyone is eating, etc. ... (19 replies)