4 weeks post op tiredness

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hi im four weeks post op having bunions removed on both feet and hammertoe surgery on one toe. This last week I've felt extremely tired and feel as if I've taken a step backwards. I was hoping to go back to work on Monday!  Has anyone else felt like this at this stage?

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    I had similar done on one foot was off work 9 weeks still get very tired just take it easy consultant told me I would be of work for 3 mths but I couldn't stay indoors any longer 
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      Thanks Elizabeth I think I am being a bit optimistic trying to go back to work early!  I see the consultant this week hopefully to have my pin removed if it's ready to come out. It's a week early as my six weeks falls on Boxing Day and I'll see what he has to say
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      Hi Diane

      I went back to work at 6 weeks. I have very understanding line mgr but my commute is 3 hrs every day more if trains or tube play up. I have gone back because thus is a new job and i am goi g to be extremely physically busy next week. I am exhausted and in quite a bit if pain and having lots if swelling in my foot. I did have a big procedure I am 9 weeks now and wish u could have had 3 months off. I thgt I would be back at 3/4 weeks but there was no way at all I could realistically have done that. I dont remember this much discomfort with my first bunion op 20 yrs ago but I am over 60 now so guess that makes a difference even though I am physically quite fit normally. It is very slow process so please take care of yourself as your family will probably nit understand. Many gp's and surgeons dont either. I am lucky to have great gp and understanding surgical team.

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