Almost 7 weeks PO for Bunion Surgery. Hammer Surgery and 2 other toes on same foot.

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Morning all. My Surgery was a Left Hallux Valgue with transfer metartarsalgia and unstable lesser MTP joints.. Left fott Scarf and Akin Osteotomy with lesser toe Weil's osteotomies and Pip joint excision arthroplasties as needed. Well time is getting on and i am almost 7 weeks PO. I had my Pin taken out of my Hammer Toe goodness me my Surgeon yanked it out so quickly took my breath away. My Big toe seems ok no pain at all. The numbness is still quite bad which i thought it would be. I had a stitch behind my Hammer Toe which my Surgeon pulled out, my stitches are dissolvable which is good. My Toe where he took the Pin out is swollen more so than the other, i guess it is because of the Pin. When i went for my 6 weeks checkup. After my Surgeon yanked my pin out my Surgeon asked me to walk, my goodness i was unable to put my foot flat on the floor to walk, is very painful to do so. I am seeing my Surgeon in 6 weeks will chat then. I bought some Birkenstocks sandals as i have read they are comfortable they really are, but alas i am unable to get anything on my left foot, still wearing my Surgical Boot. My question to you all is this, how long was it before you could walk with no pain and your foot flat on the floor. Have a wonderful Monday x

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    My situation is different from yours, but since you have not had other replies, I will try my hand at being empathetic! I am eight weeks (today) post-surgery for bunion and hammertoe and feeling very discouraged about progress. I am still in a boot and supposed to stay in one another two weeks. I have tons of pain still, worse some days than others, but I am getting really discouraged at the pain level I have. It doesn't really seem to be improving at all.

    While a few people seem to recover from foot surgery more quickly, I think I have learned from those who have gone before that this is a difficult surgery, one that requires a lot of patience. A couple of people have told me they didn't have a painless day until about three months. I guess the only encouraging part of this response to you may be that there are others of us out here who are working through the similar issues.

    Best to you and I hope you are able to start walking soon, and walking without pain. Patsy

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    Hi had the same more or less then had to go back and have bone fusion because arthritis set in after 1st opp but was pain free 90% of time an didn't feel my pin coming out was straight back in my shoes after 7th weeks I had both feet done waiting for another opp to lower my big toe again as it has fused to high

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    Try to keep you feet elevated as much as possible this will help you with the pain

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    Thanks, Elizabeth, for responding. Just trying to figure out if this is normal or if something is wrong that needs to be checked.

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    I would certainly mention to your surgeon or doctor about the pain and swelling

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