... 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! ... (40 replies)
... hey Frances!!
I am sooo glad i had both done at the same time!! but i totally get that people don't- we are all different!!- 3.5 months on- I am doing GREAT!!! My feel look amazing!! I can't remember seeing them look this straight!!
Still waiting to get into heels (bloody swelling) all be it minor, but enought swelling to stop me from pushing my foot it -
I'm not quite up... (40 replies)
... 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,... (40 replies)
... thank you Pearl!!!
I had to create my own thread- so I appreciate you coming here and answering my questions:) (sorry if it was me that caused yours to close) lots of politics hey;)
anyway, THANK YOU...so in that 15 weeks were you elevated for the majority of the time? I just don't know what I would do for 15 weeks?
soaking the feet sounds great!! I can't wait to do the... (40 replies)
... I am 15 weeks post op from bilateral scarf bunionecromy, I only went back this week as i have a job that i am on my feet all day. ... (40 replies)
... 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... (40 replies)
... 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. (40 replies)
... I'm having a memory that it was quite painful going to the doc to get the bandages off but I had crutches. If u don't have them- do! & a wheel chair!! So good for getting around without weight bearing!! Good luck! (40 replies)
... Thanks! I get the bandages off in a weeks time (2weeks post op) so I guess I'll leave it until then and see how I go. At the moment it feels as though I won't be able to bear any weight on the balls of my feet any time soon as it's very painful. (40 replies)
... 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!! (40 replies)
... 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!
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... Hi Aimski,
Thanks for your reply! It's helped a lot. There are so many horror stories about people's surgery which didn't turn out as planned and that was freaking me out. Reading your story has given me hope. I guess everyone is different, I just have to make sure I rest my feet, ice and do the excercises!
I'm looking forward to wearing flip flops!
thanks very... (40 replies)
... Wow u poor thing. I know exactly where u r coming from! First thing to say is
I do not regret it!! I did get pain but had the same doubts about the level of pain and is it worth it! For me yes!! Both feet done- would do it all again!! Here is the GOOD stuff- 18 mths on - I can wear heals!! I can run jump do what ever I like! Left toe is perfect! Bends right back& no pain at... (40 replies)
... Oh okay...whats the chevron procedure? Do you have permanat screws in your toes? I had scarf osteotomy on both feet plus an extra procedure on my left (akin). Oh thats okay if your in a flat...at least you wont be stuck in your room like i was for 4 weeks!! (64 replies)
... Oh, yes, I had a scarf osteotomy on my right foot and a chevron on my left as it was nowhere near as bad. It's amazing that we're all so young with these bunions! ... (64 replies)
... That's great news aimski.
My foot is doing well. I am going to get another x-ray this week or next to see how it is progressing. (40 replies)
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... How are you feet now? I'm 7 months post op with one and 3 weeks post op with the second.
I admire you for doing both together.....wow! (40 replies)
... Wow! I had bilateral tailors bunion surgery a year and a half ago. Both were type II I believe, though many years ago someone tried to tell my the right was type III. ... (1 replies)
... I had both tailor's bunions repaired or, at least, that is what was supposed to have been done. ... (1 replies)