... I've only been doing my toe exercises once a day (with mini-sessions throughout the day). I guess I'd better get busy or my doctor's liable to send me to physical therapy when I see him later this week. They are so inexact in their instructions. Much of the time I feel we're all at sea about what they want us to do, how much and when. Even when you ask a million questions,... (8 replies)
... Just got back from my 6-week bunion post-op visit to the doc. I was relieved to hear the stiffness in the big toe joint is normal at this stage. My toe exercises are to manually bend the joint 3 times a day for 5 min at a time as much as I can stand. He also said residual swelling & muscle pain are normal at 6 weeks & to keep my foot up in the evenings after a day of... (8 replies)
... I am 10 days post op. ... (5 replies)
... Yup, that's one of the possible "complications", but supposedly with time, the sensation will return more or less. My friend had hers done (like mine) and she reported that the tip of her toe had no sensation in the beginning but it slowly came back. My surgeon told me that the most common area where sensation could be lost is the small area south of the toenail due to the... (2 replies)
... I was putting on my bunion shoe and i scratched the top of my big toe and i noticed its numb! ... (2 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)
... I was down your path 6 weeks ago when I had my bunion surgery. I had an austin and taylor bunionectomy with 4 screws in total placed in my left foot. Of course I was extremely nervous the night before and day of. ... (13 replies)
... Ms Tammy what good tips i have read from your thread i will be definately contacting you when i have my bunion surgery. ... (13 replies)
... i had bunion removed from side of my big toe. my POD told me it was the largest one he has ever seen. fixed hammer toe, re lined big toe and inserted screw. ... (13 replies)
... A laptop saved me. I'm not a computer person, but it helped me feel connected. I also could go shopping online! I e-mailed friends with whom I had not communicated for far too long. A tray with legs for meals etc. to use in bed is very helpful the first few days. I had bunion surgery one year ago May 9th (also my birthday, what was I thinking?). I'm doing well now. I'm... (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)
... s extra swelling, Im 13 weeks post op and I still have swelling there, its driving me crazy, im ready to wear my work dress shoes, but unfortunatly Im still in a post op shoe until swelling goes down. My xray looks normal, as long as your bones are aligned properly, you should be fine.. ... (1 replies)
... Hi, I had a bilateral bunion removal surgery 5 weeks ago, but my feet look like I still have a mild bunion. ... (1 replies)
... I was pretty surprised that my doctor didn't call the 6 week visit the last as I'm now in shoes with no crutches, but I'm to return at 10 weeks. After reading the last post, I'm glad he's being a little more thorough. Maybe we should start demanding more complete medical care... (11 replies)
Thank you for the empathy--I really mean that. As others have said, unless you've been through this, there's no way you can really understand. My husband is very supportive and I do have faith in my doctor (even if his instructions sometimes leave a bit to be desired.) But it takes a fellow foot surgery survivor to know how long, frustrating and difficult... (8 replies)
... Happy Mama--I'll tell you about my situation last year..I had my left foot done; the Dr. discharged me at 7 weeks post-op. At that point, my foot was still swollen and very stiff and I just presumed that would disappear within a few weeks or a month...Fast forward to four months post-op and I still wasn't walking on that foot correctly because my big toe joint was SO STIFF... (11 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)
... I'm right there with you on that 4 week post-op schedule! I am exactly 4 weeks post-op today on my right foot bunionectomy. God bless those of you who had the bilateral--I know it's tough.
I felt so much better this past week than the week before. I am able to stand for much longer before my foot is "screaming". I'm driving, too, although I try to stay off the... (11 replies)
... Funny how some of us are on the same post op schedule! ... (11 replies)
... I am glad you had a good appointment! It seems like when you have a good appointment that you feel like you are actually getting better. I did have to get a different pair of tennis shoes a little bigger, but it feels so nice to wear regular shoes!! My doctor told me that my swelling was less than average too......today is a different story!! I went back to work today, and... (11 replies)