... keeping my fingers crossed that things continue to go well. If you are just getting ready for any of these procedures, keep in mind that there are good success stories and recoveries. ... (2 replies)
... e pain and discomfort, but the pain medication is taking care of it pretty well. Most of the discomfort is the stupid post op shoe. But so far, all of the horror stories are untrue for me, and I will post if any big changes in my recovery happen. ... (3 replies)
... Oh, dear! Are you ok? You should take a look at the following thread:
It's just a few down the list below this thread.
Help! Fell on my cast - anyone do this.
Same thing just happened to that person and she tells you what the doctor on call said. Others also responded, mostly saying they put you in the cast to protect you from injury, and this happens. They tell... (10 replies)
... weeks post op and had a triple arthodesis, which is similar in fusion to yours. All of my toes are numb to the touch and have been since surgery. I had a bunionectomy 5 years ago and my big toe was completely numb for quite a while, but after a while all the feeling came back. ... (10 replies)
... Before my surgery I read way too many horror stories about bunion surgery, enough to make me want to resign myself to the pain and cancel surgery. ... (1 replies)
... I am 5 weeks post op, I had a double bunionectomy -so both feet- the first and second metatarsal broke and set with a screw/for the first( bunion toe) and the second toe with a pin. I also had a bilateral snip to my ligaments on both feet as well.
Up until this point i had-
3 motrin every 8 hours
two weeks bed rest/with ice 20 min every of every hour, elevation, used... (1 replies)
... I've read so many stories of long term pain and my heart really goes out to you guys! ... (2 replies)
... Hey again all. I'm so sorry to be reading tons of horror stories. I had a chevron done on black Friday. I had severe swelling first week but not much after the second bandage change. I am in a quarter cast until December 11 when my cast and stitches come off/out. My cast fits fine and very minimal swelling. I am taking emergen-C every day for back up to my immune system as... (3 replies)
... Thank you so much everyone! It really helps hearing people's stories (luckily no horrors here!)
I know I will be ok, I just need to calm down and think of the end result. I will definitely be speaking to the anesthesiologist and letting them know my concerns.
Today is a good day, I haven't cried yet! Hopefully this time 2 weeks today I will be in recovery and wondering... (12 replies)
... I have read lots of horror stories and I hope that this can give someone comfort in some way, because I almost didn't get my surgery because I was nervous due to all of the bad things I heard. ... (0 replies)
... Hi All, Thanks so much for continuing to tell your stories.
I had my 2 week post-op check-up with the nurse and at first found myself barely able to squint at the damage as the original dressings were removed. However very pleased to say that my feet didn't look half bad. Some bruising to my second toes, redness and a bit of swelling around the joint, very little dried... (41 replies)
... Hi Delightfuldior, so glad to hear a reply as a new member myself! It does encourages me a lot to have such on-line community support during these tough weeks :)
Your photos are looking good, I have to say, you're definitely on the road to full recovery, and your toes look straight and nice. I really believe it is just a matter of time for you to get the full bounds back in... (41 replies)
... Hi star! I'm happy to say that the surgery went very well and I have almost no swelling or pain. The only discomfort I have is usually at night when I get some cramping, but it is tolerable and getting better each day.
If you are interested in more details, I have been posting on a thread I started pre-surgery...do a search for Keller arthroplasty success stories... of... (14 replies)
... Happy new year you to you too. Check out the posting on this cite called: Tactics for coping with nonweight bearing.... it has lots of good suggestions. One thing I suggest is looking at a knee walker or sometimes its called a knee scooter. You can find them on the web that can be delivered right to your door with free return postage. Or maybe in your town you can rent... (14 replies)
... lking on my heels. If I'm up for over 10 mins I feel my feet starting to swell and ensure I get myself back to the couch and put my feel up. I had heard horror stories and read several things that had scared me before I went...but I must say I have been pleasantly surprised. ... (64 replies)
... Hi everyone,
I'm a 51 year old (young!) woman with a husband and 11 year old daughter. I have been having bunion pain for over 6 years and it has gotten progressively worse. Sometimes it's very painful (like after I've been walking all day) and other times it doesn't hurt too much. I'm really a chicken about surgery so I've been to three surgeons now to get their expert... (2 replies)
... Hi everyone,
I'm a 51 year old (young!) woman with a husband and 11 year old daughter. I have been having bunion pain for over 6 years and it has gotten progressively worse. Sometimes it's very painful (like after I've been walking all day) and other times it doesn't hurt too much. I'm really a chicken about surgery so I've been to three surgeons now to get their expert... (0 replies)
... AND I must admit I have heard1 or 2 horror stories about people who had a POD do the surgery..... ... (12 replies)
... Thank you for responding. I was hoping that you would ;) Your info was very helpful. I've decided after reading the responses that I'm going to have the surgery. Thanks again...I appreciate that you took the time to help.
I'm from Boston too (Winchester) I moved to Fl 4 years ago for work. I miss "home" and the family so much. I travel back every 6-8 weeks to visit. I... (14 replies)
... Don't let those scary stories frighten you. Do lots of research, ask around for reccomend ations and then interview the docs. ... (14 replies)