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Just thought I'd make the dates and procedures easier to read, without having to go through all the details I bored everyone with in the previous version.
February 1, 2018: I had Lapidus surgery on right foot for bunion and hammer toe correction. Two screws were placed across the first TMT joint, and I had joint resection of the second toe with a pin inserted. A plaster type cast was put on up to my knee. I was to be non-weight bearing on foot for six weeks.
February 13, 2018: First post-surgery appointment. Surgical cast was removed, had stitches taken out of hammer toe (the pin was left in), surgical tape was put in place of the stitches. The stitches over the TMT joint were self-dissolving and surgical tape was left in place and a new fiberglass cast was put on up to the knee again.
March 13, 2018: The fiberglass cast was removed, x-rays taken, pin removed from the second toe and I was given a boot to wear.
April 3, 2018: Had X-rays taken and I was given a walking shoe to use if needed for support.
May 15, 2018: Had X-rays taken and final exam.
I'm not sure if these photos will post in the order that I arranged them in so I'll describe them:
The photo of my feet without toenail polish is before surgery.
The surgical cast is the white plaster cast with brown elastic type bandage over part of it.
The second cast was purple fiberglass with an opening at the toe area.
The photo of my purple foot with surgical tape on it was on March 14, the day after the purple fiberglass cast was removed. It turned purple and swollen whenever I was not elevating it enough and the color returned to normal whenever I elevated it.
The boot was pretty large and ugly but it protected my foot well (and it was a size 7 U.S. My shoe size is actually between a size 6 & 7 U.S., depending on the shoe).
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