Posted 24 August 2007 - 02:43 PM
Posted 24 August 2007 - 03:23 PM
Sorry to hear you have to have surgery. Although I have never had bunion surgery myself, I used to work with a Podiatrist in the Seattle area. Be prepared for a fair amount of pain. Feet are one of the most painful recovery areas of the body due to them being distal (below) the body, and the increase of blood flow. They will give you a special wooden type shoe to wear, that will help and will also protect it from getting knocked on something. Keep it elevated as much as possible and be patient. You'll be really glad you had the surgery. We had terrific results and people were always glad they had it done, but were surprised at the discomfort during recovery time.
Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:08 AM
I was a ballerina so I can relate to bunions. I had bilateral bunionectomies in 1985. I had my right bunion done again in 1999. In 2000 I had left bunion done again with ileac bone graft. I hope to never have it again. Sweet is correct in that the pain is pretty intense but my shoes fit. My first doctor really messed up my feet that is why I had to do it again. I will tell you that the worst pain I have ever experienced post-op was from hand surgery. That make the bunionectomies seem like a breeze. I am sure that you will do well.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 11:55 AM
Posted 26 August 2007 - 12:16 PM
I just started with jaw pain off and on about a month ago. It's not every day though. I am going to ask my rheumatologist about it at my September visit. I am sorry you feel so bad. Eventually your foot will feel better. Take care!
Posted 26 August 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:05 PM