... Wearing the walking boot, I felt comfortable doing a flight of stairs at 4 weeks post-op. I had an austin bunionectomy and was able to walk in my boot almost directly after the procedure. I only needed crutches for the first few days following surgery. (6 replies)
... Swelling is normal for upwards of 6 months to a year after surgery. The majority of the swelling will be the first 6-12 weeks though. I still have some swelling with my feet and I had surgeries done on February 19th and June 4th. You're only 3 weeks post-op so you are going to have a good amount o fswelling. If you are walking, you will probably have swelling. The more you... (14 replies)
... You had surgery the end of Mar and here it is Aug and there are still issues. Oh my goodness. My foot is so ugly right now. ... (14 replies)
... I am searching for a doctor to perform surgery on my hammer toe. Today I saw Dr. Moy as suggested by a friend. He is the fourth doctor that I have seen regarding my surgery. ... (73 replies)
... free recuperation. While it is known that the recovery from bunion surgery can be very difficult and the pain excruciating, I had no need for any pain pills and was on my feet for limited periods the first week. ... (73 replies)
... hi dismama...my doc told me not to fly after my bunion surgery, but since it will be 3 weeks after you may be ok. listen to your doctor. ... (4 replies)
... Wow.. I have one flight and thought I was having problems.. I am hoping it does not come to that.. ... (240 replies)
... I had my bones cut, realigned, and screwed in a double bunionectomy last year as an outpatient in a hospital just outside Chicago-- I also didn't get casts or crutches (or orthopedic stockings), just the surgical shoes. I only had to wear mine for two weeks; after that I switched to extra wide gym shoes (extra wide to accommodate swelling) and started doing as much walking as... (7 replies)
... right foot 7/23/04, left foot 11/22/04....My experience has been 7-10 days is a good breaking point. I came back to work after 7 days on the left foot & that was too soon. 10 was much better...but if you can elevate between 'legs' of your flight. (hehehe play on words) go for it. the excitement of the trip will keep you going. (5 replies)
... THanks so much to everybody who has posted. I still am feeling kinda daredevilish and think I'm going to try doing the flight. The people on Jet Blue are always so nice and accomadating so I think it won't be that bad. Plus, I'm sure the pain killers will help a bunch!!! lol
Patty (5 replies)
... It's been two months since I had both done! So far I am so happy with the results. I know I still have a lot of recovering to do...I will be patient. I'm a Flight Attendant and know a handful of coworkers that have had it done and they are ALL happy with their results...the horror stories you read scare me too. ... (12 replies)
... I've read through several threads since this happened yesterday and you all have brought me so much comfort and relief, but I'm so terrified I ruined my surgery I didn't sleep a wink last night and am fighting back tears. ... (4 replies)
... I also took months to come to the decision of having this surgery. I can't tell you how many months I would say "yes" I'm getting the surgery because the swelling and slight discomfort were such a bother. ... (69 replies)
... My left foot hurt more than my right foot, but if my the surgery has significantly decreased the pain and problems in my left foot, I will do my right foot. ... (15 replies)
... First, let me thank you for documenting your experience with surgery. It has been very helpful to me.I am in bed right now because I can't walk, my bunion hurts that much. I had to take a week off because the pain was so bad. ... (15 replies)
... I flew post bunion. A four hour flight.
However, I had the cast and still had my external fixation device in place.
A brutal device.
Get a wheelchair!!
I had no problem In Milwaukee, Orlando or Los Angeles getting wheelchair help.
Airports are so accommodating and you FLY through security because they take you to the front of the line.
Ask for a bulkhead seat when you... (10 replies)
... d as my day job is in teh office. Bt the reason I asked about flying is in december I have two photoshoots and I am hoping I will be able to go should I have the surgery at the begining of Dec. The flight is 2.5hrs max. lol there is no way I am flying 4 wks after my surgery!!! ... (17 replies)
... How could I complain about a relatively minor surgery that would end in benefit to me with what she had to endure? ... (17 replies)
... another thing about pulmonary embolism - it can also be caused by long car rides or long airplane rides. I take a lot of airplane trips and always take an aspirin for a day before the flight and flex my toes and calves on the plane every now and then
after my bunion surgery I had chest pain and I went to the ER right away b/c I was worried that I had a PE but it was just... (15 replies)
... for my surgery foot. That has made a huge difference! I've tried the elliptical at the gym twice for 10 minutes each time. ... (155 replies)