... Thanks for all your tips! Thankfully, my mom lives nearby and she doesn't work outside the home, so she's going to come spend a couple days with me after my husband goes to work and before he gets home.
I'll try to keep everyone updated on how I'm doing.
I haven't had my pre-op yet but its on Monday. I found it odd that it was only 2 days before my surgery, but they... (13 replies)
... If at all possible, I would recommend that your husband take off a couple days to be with you. If it's not possible for him, try to have someone there with you for a good 3-4 days because you will still be feeling out of it and not yet able (both physically and mentally) to do all those little things. Those first few days are rough and you'll really just be on the bed/couch.... (13 replies)
... Be mighty thankful for the pre op planning. ... (6 replies)
... es and a lesson on how to use them. She asked how long the dr told me i would be on crutches, I said I have no idea, she then asked did he tell you what kind of bunion surgery, I said I have no idea. ... (6 replies)
... is scheduled for July 23rd and I got a phone call the other night about pre op testing. I have never heard of this. ... (6 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)
... in heal if it was not angled down too much. This is my second surgery on this foot. I will mention all this at the pre op on Thursday but I don't think the Dr. with have time to answer this before surgery on through his nurse. Cructhes or knee walker? ... (4 replies)
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... I had a cheilectomy, similar surgery, I had my sutures out within 14 days. They replaced them with steri-strips.
I had to figure out how to maneuver, shower, bathroom, make food, etc. I will say this, within the first two weeks you should have been able to figure out how to get around and know when the swelling becomes too much and shower without getting the area wet (I... (10 replies)
... Thank you so much Mnags! I know I haven't been back since I was a few days pre-op, I'm now 16 days post op- and physically I'm so-so but- mentally not so much...
I've already asked DH to get the sawsaw! :) (I would never do it but I've been day dreaming about it!)
The 1st week I was only up to go to the bathroom- was elevating and icing like a crazy woman. ... (11 replies)
... All pre-op items are checked off the list. I'm feeling much better having all those appointments behind me. Talked to the nurse at the doctors office yesterday and everything was approved on their end and on track for Thursday. So I'm down to 2 days. I've been working on getting the house in order to make life easier on DH- Now I'm just ready to get this show on the road... (11 replies)
... 8 days pre-op, did my physical yesterday with my GP- everything is a go on his end. When I told him why I was having surgery he looked at my foot and said- " Are you sure the previous doctor did anything? Bunion is still there and your foot looks painful." He agreed that it's best to move forward and get this behind me. SO that is a relief since he has no horse in that... (11 replies)
... Surgery scheduled in 2 weeks. Doing all the pre-op stuff now with the surgeon & physical with my physician is coming up. I have my crotches on hand/waiting until the day after to buy a knee scooter. It's not covered under insurance and I want to make sure surgery is done- done, before I spend the 200 bucks. I know it would be better to have before but the way I've been... (11 replies)
... I had my pre op visit with my surgeon today. I sure hope this is all worth it. He said I am not having bunion and hammertoe surgery I am having foot reconstruction. It will be about a 6 hr surgery. ... (15 replies)
... I will be having bunion surgery on the 15th. Mine was described as a moderate to severe bunion. I have been having Big toe pain for months now. My pre op appointment is on the 7th. I'm not really sure what to expect. ... (23 replies)
... I hope I am not off work that long I have told them I should be off for only 6 weeks! Glad everything has gone well for you though I have my pre op this friday thats when I think it will sick in that I am going to go through with this. I don't no what will be worse foot pain or watching day time TV! ... (4 replies)
... I am a 40-something year old female exercise fanatic that just had bunion / hammer toe surgery on my right foot 5 days ago. I have a pin in my 2 nd toe & My orthopedic surgeon said he wants me to stay off of it for 2 weeks which is a bit overwhelming for me. When I originally went to see him to find out about my options he told me that I could go to the gym THE day I actually... (1 replies)
... Inquisitiveman: You have just begun to exercise your toe, don't panic. Keep doing the exercises and you will see progress. Once you are in a sneaker and are allowed to walk small distances, focus on using the proper gait. Roll off the toes, and don't be put off by some discomfort. My first few times out walking with "purpose", I was saying "Ow, ow, ow". Having been... (21 replies)
... I saw my consultant in May too and booked my operation now as it worked well with my 2 children - didn't occur to me that christmas was also just round the corner so now franically online shopping! Why not call the hospital and check which procedure you are having? Have you had your pre-op appointmnet yet as they will be able to tell you as well?
I would say make sure... (2 replies)
... g toe shifted back because it went back to its comfortable position. At this point I dont know what to believe. He said that internally thinks looks better than pre op. I will have xrays taken in two weeks. My foot is still really swollen and red, but it really doesn't hurt. ... (0 replies)