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I had my bunions operated on both feet a week ago. I must say that the pain level is much better that I had anticipated. I have to keep my feet elevated for two weeks then have the stitches removed. Mobility is getting better, I am balancing much better on the 'special shoes' and elbow crutches now when I go to the bathroom, other than that I haven't done much else.

I am pleased that I have had both feet done together as I feel it's now over with. But obviously you do need help at home.

I just thought this might help anyone else contemplating surgery on both feet, I know I was quite terrified at the prospect, but I think it's worth doing if your surgeon suggests it.

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    Hi! I am going to have my surgery on both feet in two weeks. I am going to have my husband and a friend to help me for the first three days after surgery. I wondered whether I need somebody to help after the third day. Could I manage if I have everything I might need (food, drinks, stuff to keep me busy) around me? What are your thoughts?

    Please feel free to make any comments - tips. I will be grateful to hear of anything that might help to go through the post op recovery.

    Hope you are doing well.

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    Hi

    You will be fine as long as you can get to the bathroom ok. Make sure you take your time and not put any pressure on your feet by wearing the shoes that make you walk on your heels. It is important to keep those feet elevated as much as possible as this aids the healing process. I found the first few days I slept a lot and did need help to the bathroom. After that it got much easier. Sounds like you are getting things organised well, having everthing you need within reach is good, It is a good idea though to let a friend have a key if this is possible, just in case you do need anything etc before your husband gets home. Also it can be a long day, so nice if someone can pop in to make a cup of tea for you.

    I am now negotiating stairs by myself, but only just. So take your time.

    I can honestly say that things have been so much better than I had anticipated. Hope I have helped a little. Anything else let me know. I do wish you the very best of luck.

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    Hi! It is now a week after my surgery. I would like to thank you for your advise. I had friends over every day while my husband was at work. I felt sick last Thursday. I was relief for having my friends around. I had to call the GP and the doctor asked me to stop taking the painkillers. I then take only paracetamol if I had pain. It worked! After that I have been fine. I generally do not have pain. I sometimes feel pin and neddles on my feet but my feet hurts in the last couple of evenings. I take paracetamol before going to bed. They still hurt at the following morning. Then the pain vanishes. Did this happen to you? I wondered if my feet get tired after a long day and too many journeys to the bathroom. Are you in your third week now? How does it feel? How was to have the stitches removed? Do you have a plaster on your feet?

    Hope you are doing fine.

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    Hi there! Sounds like you are doing well and still early days. I was also sick for a short while, mine was the anaesthetic I think. The pins and needles went on for quite a time, not sure if this is to do with the nerve block they give you. I also got a sensation in my left toe joint like a hot worm wriggling inside, but this has now eased.The pain/discomfort came on at night with me also. I have only just stopped my regular nightly paracetamols. Well it is 5weeks today since my op and things are going generally well. My right foot is much better than the left. But the left was more affected. It felt a bit like bee stings when the stitches were removed but bearable, I would recommend that you take a dose of paracetamol before, I forgot! It was so nice to see my straight toes, even with the wounds which looked a bit gory, I though they looked lovely! I have my xray on 17th April so hopefully will go into shoes! I didnt have a plaster cast put on at all, did you? Well keep up the good work and keep elevating! Let me know how it goes. Kind regards. Jeannie
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    Hiya

    I had both my feet done too, and can say I have been ok with the pain. I would like to know if any one's bandages became loose and the dressing brittle. I have 4 days left before I have a check up and a little worried as dried blood flakes fallout of the bandages.

    It might sound daft but my feet itch because of this.

    Thanks

    Heba

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    Hi Heba,

    Sorry I did not reply earlier. I came back from holiday yesterday. I did not have any problems with my bandages/dressings. I hope everything is fine now as you probably had your check up. To be honest with you, the first week after the operation was the hardest for me. Generally I have done pretty well after the op. Please let me know if you have any other queries.

    Cheers

    Mari

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