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... went...but I must say I have been pleasantly surprised. I'm anxious to see how my feet will be after I am healed. I'm sure I will have ups and downs during my recovery but I wanted to give some hope to others whom are considering undergoing the same procedure. ... (64 replies)
... l it. I am able get around easily with crutches by putting my weight on my heels and sides of my feet. I just wanted to post here describing my experience with a bilateral bunionectomy, although not all bunion surgerys are the same or recovery the same. So far it hasn't been as bad as expected. ... (8 replies)
... Hi all. I'm now almost 24 hours post-op from my second bilateral bunionectomy (osteotomies on both feet). My first surgery was in January of '04 with an orthopod and it failed completely. Within 6 months I could see my toes moving back again and then pain returned as well. My doc had no explanation and he did an osteotomy with pins. By the way he was an orthopod with a... (7 replies)

... n killers really do the trick so that's not too terrible. I did both feet at once to get it over with and because I didn't want to have to go through surgery and recovery two times. Just didn't want to be laid up twice. I'm very glad that in another two months the worst will be behind me and my feet will be almost done. ... (4 replies)
... Hi! I agree. We take something as simple as bathing for granted, until faced with trying to keep the bandages/casts etc dry,elevated and then such a mundane task becomes such a challenge. You did really well! FYI, in case anyone needs. There is a product on the market to wash your hair easily. It's called a no-rinse shower cap. The nursing staff used on my Mom when she... (6 replies)
... hope your recovery is going well. ... (64 replies)
... Hello all I've been following most of the bunionectomy threads for advice and it's been really helpful, am wondering if anyone can help with my little problem (worry!!) I had my surgery done in Feb, am now 6 weeks post op. I wasn't in plaster casts but able to be mobile by wearing surgical shoes which are specifically designed to keep your toes pointing directly upwards and... (0 replies)
... I'll be very interested to hear how your recovery is going. ... (64 replies)
... Obviously you have one working foot to rely on but elevation really is key to recovery in the first stages. By keeping the foot up you reduce swelling which increases the rate of recovery. I'd really say take four weeks off. ... (64 replies)
... Hi Alli, You're going to be fine. It's not horrendous, really. Not the easiest thing, but it's not horrendous so try not to worry too much. Bear in mind that when the three of us were writing initially we were in the earlier days of recovery. The absolute worst thing that I found about the surgery was the anxiety that comes with it and with the recovery. I think that... (64 replies)
... quite ugly but they work. They are blue and have 2 velcro straps and open toes...I call them my "blue suede shoes" lol. I'm 34, which I think has helped in my recovery being younger. I can't imagine doing this in my 50's or 60's! ... (64 replies)
... Hi there! I had the same operation as you, on exactly the same day, last Thursday at 2.30pm here in London. Although, I didn't have hammertoe correction. It sounds like you are doing really well. I'm also doing well with my feet. Although I'm limiting my movement entirely and not even putting my feet down but sitting on my bottom and sort of pulling myself along just to... (64 replies)
... Thank you for your reply. Did you have to wear your shoes to bed and how soon could you shower? I do have 2 shower boots that i think will fit over the shoes. I have so many questions...were you able to tolerate any weight immediately after surgery? Being that i broke my ankle last august (7 screws and a plate which were removed in Feb) i am concerned about walking. Good luck... (6 replies)
... I had my bunionectomy on july 11 and i will tell you the the first 2 weeks do nothing but elevate your feet and ice it. ... (6 replies)
... While visiting my son in his recovery room, I sat in a recliner with my feet up high. ... (13 replies)
... Hi! I had a bilateral bunionectomy on Thursday, Jan 17th. I can't believe how smooth everything went. I did not feel any pain the first day. ... (18 replies)
... Dennis, That's great. Never heard of it. Your surgery sounds like mine - I have a screw to straighten the toe as well. Then also have a pin in the next toe to correct the hammertoe, which will be removed. And then he stretched the ligament on back of my leg as well - all part of the biomechanical problems that led to the bunion, etc in the first place. So what is the... (8 replies)
... Mary, Sounds like you will need some time to recover as well. When I asked my podiatrist what he would do if I were him and I know doctors don't like questions like that, he said after 2-3 weeks of recovery, when I started to feel good again, I would regret not doing both at the same time. However mobility isn't a issue right now, I am able to walk on the sides of my feet... (8 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)
... I had a bilateral bunionectomy last year. ... (6 replies)

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