activity level 12 days post op from bunionectomy

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I'm seeing my doctor today, 12 days post op from bunionectomy (a word I would have never thought I would type with ease) and I'm wondering what everyone's activity level really is at this point and how soon are you all returning to jobs that require alot of movement and quick response?

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    I am 8 weeks and still not back at work. I am not driving a normal car but manage the automatic fine. Large offices mean the getting into work would be an ordeal rather than work itself. I am still not wearing normal shoes either. Hoping to go back next week but I was told this is normal and you have to listen to your body. My foot is swollen if I try and wear a pair of trainers one size up so still in crocs mainly. It is definitely improving but imagine I will phase return when I do go back
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    13 day post op, not doing a lot can walk without crutches but with heel shoe, walking around my bungalow that is. I did try to walk to the shop on our estate but found it hard work and foot really was not happy afterwards. It sort of throbed all evening and became swollen. However all in all seems to be going better than I expected.. Hope that helps x
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    I am at 39 days post Chevron osteotomy with subtalar implant. Just started limping around in a regular sneaker today.
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    It's been two weeks today. I have attempted to get completely off of the pain medicine and my foot is burning with pins and needles but bearable. I'm not typically a person that suffers from nausea yet the last few days I've been very nauseous, is anyone else dealing with feelings of nausea? I'm thinking it's either the pain that I'm trying to deal with or the medications that have built up in my system.
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      I have medication for 3 days  and could not take it anymore, I was throwing up. So ask your doctor for different medication. Try to use ibuprofen. I didn't have pain, so used medication only for 3 days and then quit.

       

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      Wow, my doctor encouraged me to take it as long as I had pain and it still hurts. I take ibuprofen for the swelling. However, I've tried not to take that either because of the nausea. You are definitely a trooper taking pain meds for only 3 days!
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      Vanessa , to say the truth, I was not sure they did something with my feet. It was wrapped, that's it. No pain, nothing. But I know, they have different medication, if you are no excepting yours. My doctor wants to give me something different, I said I am good without anything . On other sites girls mentioned this problem and writing about different medication to take.
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      I think it maybe the pain. In the last few days my burning fire pain in my foot has been unbearable and was noticed I was feeling nauseous, and I never get nauseous. It kinda had a burn but went away a little when the pain would subside. That's t let me to think it was the pain. This is only the beginning, but it will get better. You may need those pain pills a little while longer too.

      Good luck,

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    HI Vanessa, I am post op week 3 plus one day. I am still non weight bearing and am getting quite antsy with being couped up except for doctor's visits. From what I read on this blog, it all seems to be different, depending on the amount of work done on the foot. I had a bunionectomy, hammer toe repair, tendon transfer, 3 screws in my big toe, 3 longer screws in my foot for the bunionectomy angle, oh and add in they removed the root from the nail bed so that I wouldn't get ingrown toe nails anymore. I know the recovery is long, but I'm hoping by summer I will be able to get a nice pedicure and my foot will look at least acceptable. Good luck to you Vanessa and hang in there. Stay on the blog, it will encourage you and give you some helpful hints, and also be company for you when you are recoverying. Thinking and saying a prayer for you.
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    I'm 13 weeks post op, bilateral lapidus & Atkins.

    14 days after the op, managed to walk to the local restaurant for lunch, crutches & sexy boots about a mile or so round trip. Was sIgned off for 8 weeks, went back phased return 1day first week, 3 days next 4, and now full time. Been put on the helpdesk rather than servicing it equipment in schools, until after Easter. BUT, find that moving around is soo much better than sitting down.walked 3 miles to the rugby match yesterday, paid for it during the night, but won't stop me for going to the pole dancing class today, or from 10 mins or so on the rowing machine. The main problem I'm experiencing, is the wastage of the leg muscles from sitting down so much with my legs up doing nothing. I expected my feet to be painful, but not the rest of my legs. Advice - take it easy, find exercises for your legs, bum & tummy that you can do on your back, on the bed, floor whatever. Wiggle your toes, ankles etc, take vitamins B&D and listen to your body. Recovery a long process. 

    Caroline

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      Brilliant advice thank you sounds like you've done really well, I'm coming up to week two post op osteotimy of toe and foot with internal fixation doing well getting about as advised my dr wiggling toes etc, I'm starting exercises at home that don't involve

      my foot as don't want to have extra aches and pains, I walked yesterday to work which all round there and back was probably about a mile I don't have crutches felt fine until through night foot throbbed so today taking it slower, I'm using ice and elevation to help keep swelling down so far so good, as for work I was down to go back on 1st but have to go through occupational health first and will probably be phased return as I do 13 hour days on hospital ward, happy with recovery so far, juts want to keep on too of general fitness now smile

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