... I am 10 days post op. ... (5 replies)
... I thought I'd give you my two cents, too..having had my bunionectomy surgery (one screw) with the removal of a bone spur at the other end of the metotarsal (sp) just last Thursday.
I was awake through most of the surgery, chatting away with the doctors and nurses, was in recovery for 20 min, my boyfriend took me out to breakfast, then we went home. This whole time I was... (13 replies)
... Hi Everyone!
I'm new to these boards and am having bunion surgery on the 6th (1 week from today). I'm not sure the exact name of my procedure, but it sounds like the Lapidus procedure (taking a wedge out of the 1st metatarsal and midfoot fusion w/ screws) but I'm also having a wedge taken out in the big toe (2nd bone from the tip) and a screw put in there. Also, I will have... (13 replies)
... Hi Carolcrone,
Glad to hear your good report!! How exciting that you get to drive!! I'm one week behind you (5 weeks post-op) & can't wait to be realeased to drive! My family is tired of being my chaufeur & I'm tired of being so dependent. I just got a new vehicle right before my surgery, so I'm already not used to driving it, & am not going to take any chances, & will... (8 replies)
... Funny how some of us are on the same post op schedule! ... (11 replies)
... I've had the bunion since I was a child, but it only began causing me issues in the year prior to my surgery. ... (3 replies)
... op after having bunion surgery on both feet. I had the scarf osteotomy with small permanent screws placed in both feet. ... (4 replies)
... KatieFeet - sounds to me like you are doing a LOT for only five days post-op!
I had a somewhat similar surgery done (but no neuromas) - 4 incisions - on May 1, but I am much older than you and I'm sure that makes a big difference. I was told to be mostly non-weight-bearing for almost two weeks. Doctor said I could get up (with the boot and crutches) to go to the bathroom... (2 replies)
... Hi, I am new to this group.... Looking for some advise :)
Wow 4 days after surgery ?? My Dr. told me at least 3wks. My Surgery is scheduled for Sept 24th I have waited this long, so why not a bit longer ) after all I want to enjoy the rest of the SUMMER TIME !
I am VERY NERVOUS about this. But I Do Like And TRUST The Podiatrist who will be doing my surgery. ... (2 replies)
... I had a bunion surgery back in March which also required 2 screws. When I was about 8 weeks post op I also had similar complaints. ... (2 replies)
... I returned to work 4 days after surgery. Job requires lots of walking. Wore a soft boot for 6 weeks. Doc says bones have healed. 2 screws were installed. 8 wks post op scar and bunion site still very tender. ... (2 replies)
... y different and done by an excellent podiatrist. Recovery as I remember was about two months. I had no wt. bearing probs and went from the half open toe walking boot straight to wearing comfortable wide toe sneakers. ... (41 replies)
... Your posting said you had a bunion removal 2 years ago for your left foot, was this operation for your R foot a lot different in operation procedure than the L foot? ... (41 replies)
... two week ago today. Went for post op earlier during the week. I had lots of leakage from area where the pins are but was told to shower the next day. What a disaster! While I was told to bear wt. ... (41 replies)
... ay be due to the bundled up for the past 10 days. I hope this is also a sign of recovery. I no longer need to ice the foot that much nowadays compares to the 1st post op week. Just very occasionally if I had my foot down for longer down than expected. ... (41 replies)
... hopefully just for the bunion on the other foot. I will say that the kneewalker helped immensely for the NWB phase. At least I could still use my hands while I was on it. ... (70 replies)
... Yeah, apparently the bandages were wrapped way too tight. It feels better now, with the re-wrap done, but it's still really sore...hurts more on the non-surgery side than the broken side! "Someone" was supposed to tell us that we could unwrap the Ace bandage if there was a problem...but no one ever said that, they only said we could check the boot and loosen it if it looked... (5 replies)
... I would second it's probably how the bandages are wrapped.. I had some trouble afterwards of it pinching my foot which made it uncomfortable to "walk" in the boot. Also with the swelling it makes it awkward. You will probably find a bit of relief after the first good bandage change from your doctor! Oh.. and the "uncontrolled flinching" of your foot in the middle of the... (5 replies)
... I had the standard surgery on one foot - shave down the bump, cut the big toe, and realigned it with a screw. I'm currently in a walking boot/shoe and am only supposed to get up for the bathroom and to eat for 2 weeks.
So, my biggest question at the moment is - if they cut the bone on the left side of my foot, why does the right side hurt so much? Is that normal? I... (5 replies)
... I'm new to this posting to message boards - but honestly, was so happy to read about other experiences in recovering from bunion/hammertoe surgery,that I want to hear more. I am 2 weeks post-op (rt. foot) bunionectomy with hammertoe correction & I feel like I'm about to go nuts - wondering if I did the right thing. Dr. says I need same thing done to left foot but I don't... (30 replies)