... I had a very similar surgery like you. I'm 20 yrs old and I also had my bunion cut at the side with my big toes broken and realigned with a temporary screw. My surgery was done Oct. 2 and today marks my 6th week post. ... (14 replies)
... marks 6 weeks since my bunion surgery. Im in my late 30's.They cut off the bunion, and broke the big toe to straighten it, putting in a permanent screw below the joint in the big toe. ... (14 replies)
... Hi my name is Lisa, I'm 34 and having bunion surgery Wed. ... (13 replies)
... Hi. I'm scheduled to have bunion surgery on the 16th of December and am wondering how long I have to wait before I can fly somewhere. ... (5 replies)
... and it's helping a little. Meanwhile I will fantasise about a magic flying carpet. Or bionic feet. ... (9 replies)
... i also thought of leaving car, bussing up and flying back, but airport is over 2 hours through the city anyway, plus time waiting for luggage. so seems the benefit is lost. ... (20 replies)
... My doc said no flying for 4 months, but I had a different procedure. ... (20 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)
... uld know what physical demands are put on the body and when I explained to him I played high level competitive tennis that I wasn't talking about standing around flying balls over fences for kicks! We all have passions in life and tennis is mine for a number of reasons. ... (32 replies)
... I agree with the previous poster. . . I think it would be rough going. At two weeks post-op I wasnt even comfortable sitting on the sofa half the time, I cant imagine flying. If you DO opt to do it, try to arange some way that you can keep you foot elevated. You will NOt want to have it "down" for any length of time. . .
good luck! (5 replies)
... The flying went fine. I wore my surgical shoes and got help with those little electric carts because there are long walks from gates to baggage, etc. ... (5 replies)
... I had ankle swelling along with bunion surgery. It was worse with flying. It's not uncommon. My surgery was in Dec 2012 and I'm still experiencing swelling. Not so much around the ankle any more, just around the surgery site. ... (1 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)
... l and I do have to very flexible, I am a photographer! But that's part time and I can put that o hold 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. ... (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)
... Hey Junior Member. Thanks for the advice. I'm gonna so risk it because I really want to go to the East COast for xmas. Plus, I get to be pushed around in a wheelchair around the airport. That also seems like kinda fun. I'm sure I'll have a blast, even if getting there is a pain in the butt. :dizzy:
Thanks for the help and words of encouragement. Best of luck to you.
Patty (5 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)
... I had my bunion surgery 4 weeks ago on my left foot with a pin that was inserted and finally removed. I am still in the "shoe" and yes limping a great deal. ... (4 replies)
... Hey there!!
I am the same as SoCalGal---I has 2 different tendon transfers, PTT repair, kidner procedure, and calcaneal osteotomy------My Posterior Tibial Tendon was ripped to shreds, so he did 2 different transfers for more stability and to try to keep me from having to have a Triple Arthrodesis sooner than necessary!!! So far, seems to have worked---but I just had surgery... (61 replies)