... I couldn't take the ugly toenails a minute longer! They removed my polish when I went in for surgery and didn't do a spectacular job of it, so my feet looked so gross. ... (3 replies)
... Hi LabGimp,
It is exactly 13 days after my bunionectomy surgery & hammertoe correction and there are a few things I wished I had planned for.
Pre-surgery: Wish I had cut my long hair! It bothered me a great deal that my hair was greasy for the first 2 days after the surgery. One good thing I did though was I washed my hair twice with just shampoo and no conditioner.... (26 replies)
... Hi, I've been on this site a lot trying to help me cope with my bilateral bunionectomy, and i feel i have to share my conerns. I am 2 weeks post-op and feeling very disheartened :( i got my bandages off 2 days ago, and things looked good albeit some swelling (mostly at the bunion site) however, now that some of the swelling has gone down, it looks as though the bunions are... (4 replies)
... My OS said I have too much mobility in the feet and hence the return of the bunions after the first surgery 21 yrs ago. ... (8 replies)
... Thanks Star!
You will be so happy you are doing the pre-surgery planning. It will make it so much easier for everyone when you return home to heal, especially YOU who will be able to relax! My husband thought I was a little nutty trying to get everything organized beforehand, (bills, laundry, some cleaning, cooking meals to freeze, etc) but I think now he can appreciate... (14 replies)
... Hi star! I'm happy to say that the surgery went very well and I have almost no swelling or pain. ... (14 replies)
... I agree with Titchou. In fact, I understand they recommend a fusion for people who want to be active. I had my joint fused last year, and now I am curling every week, and walking 1-2 miles at least every day. My goal is to walk a half marathon up a mountain in August 2011. I would not have been able to do that pre-surgery. I am 53. (7 replies)
... Hi earthworm, it is nice to hear someone else did not ice. I could not even bear to try that, since cold really irritated that joint pre-surgery.
I have been given a verdict of no bone infection. :bouncing::bouncing::bouncing: My GP and I will monitor it, and she has given me a requisition so I can get another x-ray in a week or two. Yay! I am hoping next x-ray shows it is... (12 replies)
... I think you have very good questions. I had a bunionectomy on either side of my right foot with osteotomy and temporary pins. ... (2 replies)
... Your doctor will tell you if you ask. It really depends on what type of surgery you have and how you are healing. ... (4 replies)
... ly you will notice many of the writers do progress in recovery, but it can take a long time for some. That being said, you will be the best judge of when and if surgery is for you. I'm 48, and have had bunions for many years, but didn't know it. I learned to avoid shoes that hurt the bumps and got on with my life. ... (24 replies)
... I know the name is ridiculous. A bunionette is also known as a Tailor's Bunion. It is located next to the little toe. Same bone drift as on the first metatarsal type. I didn't even know what my painful bump was until the rest of my foot started to hurt (Pod said it was because my weight wasn't supported by the whole foot anymore and was straining the midfoot). Imagine my... (16 replies)
... I had the bunionectomy in the left foot where they shave down the bunion and the reallign the toe.... ... (8 replies)
... Well, my last appointment was March 16th...and she said 4 weeks to the next appointment. I have called three times with questions, one of them regarding the soreness. Considering she has told me over and over to call with *any* questions, I have yet to receive a call back, now 10 days since my call. Most of my questions have been answered with "eventually" which doesn't... (29 replies)
... op. My big toe and 2nd toe are a little shorter than they were before the surgery but I've gotten used to it. They were also verrrry stiff and I was terrified of touching my toes or any part of my foot. PT was incredibly helpful. ... (4 replies)
... dent about the bone healing. Thanks for helping me through all this, as these first weeks go by... P.S. I'm wondering how Darklight is doing, since she had her surgery a few weeks before me? ... (4 replies)
... My primary care doctor from my HMO gave me a referral to a podiatrist. He immediately agreed with the need for surgery and we scheduled it to fit my circumstances. ... (11 replies)
I myself live in Seattle, and I really need to hear about your experience with Weil! And to talk with you about your feet. I need both done. I've read up on all the procedures and scarf sounds the best for treating severe bunion with the wire fixation and least amount of down time. I've seen Nancy Kadel and Douglas Hale in Seattle for an opinion. You can ******... (8 replies)
... hammertoe surgery on both of my feet at the same time. I have absolutely no regrets about having it all done at once. ... (17 replies)
... Hi, everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! Beckyn, I hope you are feeling better this AM. Has your doctor taken recent x-rays of your foot to make sure everything is okay? Mine has taken x-rays several times during the course of pre-surgery and post-surgery.
What do you have on your foot right now? Sock? Compression bandages?
What does your foot look like? Redness? ... (7 replies)