... op appt. today. I was supposed to have a chevron bunionectomy osteotomy on the 15th but it was moved out until the 22nd. I know the dr. ... (4 replies)
... leg Xerosox did not initially fit over the bandages and Ace wrap the first week after surgery. In fact, the xerosox was very uncomfortable until I had the pin removed after 3 weeks. ... (14 replies)
... Hi Pam,
You might want to search the older posts for lots and lots of answers to your recovery questions. This time last year, I hadn't even had my first foot done, and now I have two completely new feet and I hardly remember just how to explain the shower thing! :bouncing:
Do some searching -- I'm sure you've got the time...
Take care, and DON'T OVERDO!
Lisa (14 replies)
... ore to come!! In hindsight, that seems like a walk in the park. Maybe it was because I was so young then!! I even remember going to play a badminton match right after having the walking cast removed...thought I was invinceable!! Boy, was that a mistake. ... (14 replies)
... that I use in the shower! I'm hoping to be able to STAND in the shower after Thursday and actually get the foot wet! ... (14 replies)
The Xerosox Midwest JD mentions costs @ 29-35 dollars and was originally made for use over casts. I am not sure if the opening would fit over the shoe or not - it did not look like it would my boot unless I cut it so I did not purchase it.
I have absorbable stitches (surgery 12/16 - Chevron Bunionectomy and Tailors bunion shaved) and they have to disintegrate on... (14 replies)
... law may have one of those shower seats left from taking care of her dad, but I haven't been able to get in touch with her. Otherwise, I guess I'm hobbling in... ... (14 replies)
... blank. I had a double bunionectomy with a shaved tailors bunion done on Dec. 15. I had the quaze, ace wrap and velcroe sandle things. ... (14 replies)
... I just had a bunionectomy on Friday 23 Dec. ... (14 replies)
... I had no idea about the district nurse thing though!! I might try to see if they'll help at all. The after care is very, very haphazard! ... (64 replies)
... I agree with Saturngirl. The air has to be fully pumped out of the Xerosox. It was OK for me last summer with the cast on but I had not had surgery and the cast was for a stress fracture. In fact, the stress fracture was probably healed by that point and it was the start of this problem #2. If you have had surgery (especially an osteotomy or any fracture repair) the Xerosox... (14 replies)
... I got creative.. I have a pier 1 outdoorsy endtable (its a foldable wood slats thing) that I bought on sale for cheap. Nothing special. It fit perfectly in the tub. I had the showerhead pointed low and slightly in... sat down with one leg outside of the curtains and propped up... easiest thing ever. No slippage and with the foot propped higher and shower curtain pulled... (14 replies)
... I bought a cheap handheld shower unit and replaced the regular shower head with it. That way I could sit down in the tub and use the shower head to take a "shower" while sitting in the tub with my foot hanging out of the tub. I used a grocery bag and tied it around my foot to keep it dry from any stray water spray. It's always "fun" having to innovate your way around... (14 replies)
Thanks for all the feedback! I used the plastic garbage bag and duct tape today - washed my hair kneeling on the outside of the tub first (folks with long hair know that's the most time-consuming aspect of a shower!), then bagged the foot and got in. Was able to stand on one foot the whole time and maintain balance pretty well, and it helps that we have a handrail in... (14 replies)
... My husband bought me a cast cover also for the shower and it was so worth the money(around $20) I took my velcro shoe boot off to put it on but is goes on fast and easy and is completely waterproof. I used a walker to rest my foot on the bars along the side of it while sitting on a stool in the shower.
I ran the water at about half pressure so there was very little spray... (14 replies)
I would love to know if the xerosox fits over your boot - but don't mess it up or stretch it out or tear it for my sake. And if it does work -what size xerosox did you purchase? My knee high boot is an air pump kind. Made by Royce Medical - the Equalizer. It is black w 5 velcro straps and a blue pump for the air and a delate/inflate knob.
Thanks! (14 replies)
... Hi Pam :wave:
You're right - a plastic bag and lots of duct tape is what worked for me (for both shower and bath). I used a garbage bag. I also borrowed a shower/bath chair (just like a short little light-weight bench with plastic seat, metal legs). That chair made the difference between not being able to shower, and being able to! (I was able to take baths, too... (14 replies)
... f months.. I have no idea what the calf pain could be... the only thing that happened to my calf was deterioration of the muscle, aka Kermit the frog leg. Take care of your foot and don't overdo it. Elevating it during the first 8 weeks is so important for the swelling and because your bones are fusing back together. ... (4 replies)
... I had no issues with my left at all. I only sought treatment after I started experiencing pain that didn't go away after stretching, soaks, massages, etc. ... (3 replies)
... Just had surgery yesterday! Ended up taking care of the bunion, tailor's bunion and modified kidner on my right foot. ... (2 replies)