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I only know one person personally who had both done at one time. He could walk but it was very slow going. I'm surprised they are saying you will be NwB for two weeks as it is normal to walk from day one with this procedure. Are they doing other things beyond a simple cheilectomy (cleaning out of spurs and chips?). I had one with an osteotomy to remove the bump on top the toe and walked out of the surgery center on crutches. They put you in a surgical shoe - a flat board with cloth upper and velcro closures.

As for showers/baths, there is a gismo called a "cast cover" that you wear over the foot/leg to keep it from getting wet. My surgeon provided one but you can buy them at most large drug stores.

Once you are out of the surgical shoe (when you get your stitches out normally), you should be free to drive. You may need to wear the shoe a little longer if you still have swelling. I was in it about 3 weeks but since it was my left foot, I could drive all the time.

Be sure to 1) DO YOUR EXERCISES! and 2) get some sturdy soled shoes that you can slip your foot in rather than having t o bend it too much.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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