... Hey Devkid!
Just wanted to say great advice, which applies to whether you're 27 or 77! I can totally relate to all your points. I'm 2nd week now & the time has draggggged, even tho I have books, mags, laptop, & various hand projects @ my elbow. The most exciting things that happen all day is getting up & down to bathroom....puhleeze! But what can we say...we must all... (2 replies)
... I think I may have made a big mistake. I may have allowed my podiatrist do simple bunion surgery on my feet when I should have had Decompression Osteotomy surgery. I would like to hear what people here have to say. ... (6 replies)
... ave to pay. The orthopaedic surgeon I went to currently has a three month waiting list, which isn't bad. I was put right under with general anesthesia, and the surgery was performed in Burnaby General Hospital. I was able to go home a couple hours after waking up, and could get around easily on crutches. ... (9 replies)
... Since you're having general anesthesia I can tell you for certain that you will experience nothing during surgery. You will be out cold. ... (39 replies)
... I am having bunion surgery next Tuesday and while I have learned a lot from this site, I have questions and anxiety about what is to come. Has anyone had the lapidus procedure? ... (17 replies)
... Hi, Akitalyr~ I can only talk about the experience of doing both feet at once. I had mine done in mid-May. Most doctors are not enthusiastic about doing double bunionectomies; I think partly because they fear that their patients will not follow through in the necessary steps—or in this case, lack of them—for recovery. I promised to be good and was, but it required careful... (8 replies)
... I just had my own bunion surgery the day before yesterday. ... (16 replies)
... i am scheduled for bunion surgery in mid december. i am a teacher and hoping to be recovered enough to return to work in 3 weeks. ... (4 replies)
... I had bunion surgery on my right foot last September 1st. ... (17 replies)
... Thanks so much, everyone, for your replies! I had hysterectomy surgery in June and recovered so amazingly fast. I am actually more afraid of this bunion surgery, as I know that it is a slow healing process. I also have Raynaud's, which makes recovery of the toes even more difficult. ... (17 replies)
... What type of anesthesia was used for bunion surgery. ... (17 replies)
... I just had foot surgery this past Monday. It's common for them to now use BOTH types of anesthia. ... (13 replies)
... I know he is cutting the V shape out of the bone and all that and my bunion has gotten bigger sicne Sept when I first went in so maybe they just want to make sure by putting you to sleep you know... if they run into anything else. ... (13 replies)
... With surgery of the hands or feet, they can numb the area with local anesthesia. Then the IV sedation puts you to sleep so you are not consciously aware of what's going on. ... (13 replies)
... Hi, I went in for my preop stuff today. I found out I am going to be put to sleep for Chevron Bunion surgery. Has anyone else had general anesthesia for bunion surgery. It doesn't bother me but I was kind of surprsied. ... (13 replies)
... I have bunion surgery scheduled on May 8th for my left foot. For anyone who has had it done, I have a few questions and some may be dumb! ... (63 replies)
... My surgery was pretty straightforward. I had general anesthesia because I had screws removed from both feet and the anesthesiologist said local on both feet would overload my system. ... (9 replies)
... Do you know which procedure you are getting ?
I was put in a light sleep for 1.5 hours and local anesthesia at the toe area they were numb for 24 to 72 hours, a pain killer and anti inflamatory protocal was prescribed for 4 days, i only did 2 days, if you have a similar procedure as i did with a good orthopedic surgeon than you should be good at the 3rd week to move around a... (4 replies)
... My surgery was a half hour, so that could be right. I think bunion surgery is a little more painful than mine was, but the same principles apply.....keep your foot elevated and it will be MUCH happier! ... (20 replies)
... Thanks for the updates everyone!
I need to clarify the massage issue :D I didn't really mean having someone over to give you a nice relaxing massage, eventho that is definitey heavenly so go for it! :D I mean once your bandages are off and the feet can be wet, then you need to massage the dickens out of incision area/balls of feet every 3-4 hours and do the exercises (as... (87 replies)