... along with basketball, cycling and hiking. In December of 2013 I had my first foot surgery. I was diagnosed at Kaiser with a bunion, and had a bunionectomy on my right foot. They cut a v shape and inserted several screws. After a few months I started to experience pain that was very similar to before the surgery. ... (2 replies)
... op experiences, so I wanted to share my own story as well for others who are researching. ... (3 replies)
... How's it going for you by now? (2 replies)
... I have (had) extremely bad bunions, and haven't been able to wear anything but heavily padded running shoes for decades. Finally it got to the point where I couldn't even walk in them without pain, and I went in for surgery. My foot doctor said that on a scale of 1-10, my bunions were a 9. On May 16, I had a Lapidus bunionectomy (base of first metatarsal fused with a plate and... (2 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)
... meant I couldn't take off that that much work. Long story short, I made my schedule work for the Lapidus and had it done yesterday. ... (2 replies)
... I ran across your story while researching 5th metatarsal osteotomy surgery for its long term effects. I have had the surgery on both feet now. I had the right foot done in may of 2003. ... (4 replies)
... OH! What a story. So sorry you have to go through all this again. Sounds like you are all set, though.
I had a plate put in to the base of my big toe in Dec. 2012, so I'm about 12 weeks post-op. Did not have any midfoot work along with it, so able to WB sooner than your schedule. At this point my foot and big toe is sturdy and pain-free, although there's still some... (1 replies)
... Just some encouragement for those going through, about to go through, or have gone through this VERY long process!
I am 59 days post op on this procedure, small back story, 2 weeks in a splint, 4 weeks in the fiberglass cast, and 2 weeks in a cam boot
I did everything right, never bumped the foot or hit it, kept it propped up during the day and while sleeping, the... (6 replies)
... I wanted to write a thorough "review" of my surgery to hopefully help those who are as scared as I was for my buinonectomy.
Let me start off by saying I was TERRIFIED. I had panic attacks for weeks leading up to it.
I've had very bad bunions for as long as I can remember, as well as hammer toes on both second toes. My big toe was bent probably towards 2pm on my right... (0 replies)
... Hi emma. I hope Graces story put you at ease. See, I have been putting off having a bunionectomy because I too have concerns. After reading what grace wrote i thought, i can do this. I'll still be scared but I'm going to do it sooner than expected. ... (12 replies)
... First-I did make sure that the second opinion doctor is a board certified foot/ankle specialist (just like the first one was). There are not many of them in the north Georgia area and I think they pretty much all know each other. That can be a good and bad thing. There is only one in my town and that is who I saw. He has done lots of foot/ankle surgery-including my daughter... (21 replies)
... i broke my sesmoid bone and had it fixed due to a bad bunionectomy. thats my good foot. my other foot is another story. chub, i wish there was something i could do for you. (7 replies)
... I have had a bunionectomy in April 2008. ... (7 replies)
... I will continue to follow your story to see how you are, I hope you are having a reasonable day. ... (97 replies)
... Long story short, I had surgery with osteotomies on the right foot May 2008 and recovered well. My left foot would eventually need surgery, but was not causing pain. ... (18 replies)
... D I had double bunionectomy on June 3rd. ... (35 replies)
... wore my favorite Mephisto sandals with cute rhinestone buckles. I've worn them on other walking excursions, and they are advertised as good for your feet. Long story short, on the third day I totally blew my foot out. ... (14 replies)
... That's extremely not cool, that he didn't give you the whole story beforehand. But, alas, not unusual. Doctors, especially surgeons, don't tell patients enough. That's why we have Healthboards. ... (2 replies)
... You have a great attitude and impressive story. I've had 3 out of 4 surgeon's opinions for a lapidus procedure for me on both feet. The problem is I'm self employed and to go through it all twice just sounds crazy. A wheelchair, a month of house-guests to help me, and buying an exercise bike for smack in the middle of the living room sounds much less crazy to me. One doc... (13 replies)