bunion and hammer toe surgery 4 days post op!!

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I had my( Left foot)  surgery under GA 4 days ago-wow what a rollercoaster of emotions I have experienced. Maybe Im not the best of patients but  with  crutches and only a thin flat and flimsy PROMEDICS velcro boot to wear this has not aided my confidence in hopping around. I have discoverd muscles I did not know existed. My shoulders, abs, hips, thighs and  back hurt that crazy. Im not due for a dressing change until 2 weeks post op and no idea yet when k wire will be rmoved from my 2nd toe ewww!

 

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    Nellie

    I had tantrums, depression and high expectations with each milestone. 1) 2 weeks later for dressing change2) 2 weeks after that for pins out - that was a turning point. I started "walking" around at home with no medical shoe.

    3) finally yesterday bandages off but left after walking with swollen foot and masses of scabby dry skin. Mantra "I must do my exercise"

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      Brenda you and me both! I have been  a mess this week absolutely exhausted at the end of the afternoon with dragging myself tothe lavatory and back. I have tried to negotiate a step down and then up, to the loo which has resulted in my actually crying out of frustration. My husband has been great,and my mum came to stay with me when hubby at work. Too much fuss isnt good. I have never been so tired.  I darent even look at my foot. I have two teenagers bunping about our house and feel that Ive had so many near misses with computer cables, teenage parafanalia left here and there. I was told on monday to expect an appointment to have dressing changed 2 weeks after surgery. I had  disposable sutures. My foot pulsates when Ive tried to steady myself on my heel ( difficult in crappy thin velcro boot). I haven't even taken my boot off as at least it offers a little protection for the pin getting caught on anything (cringe!).  I like to look after my feet and had seen the chiropodist before surgery to file away any dead skin and trim my nails etc. After reading your post Brenda. I feel maybe I should have deferred this until after surgery/recovery. Hate  my feel looking unkempt! 
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      Haha I am 68 and a compulsive walker, lawn bowler, jigsaw doer, gym bunny and now online bridge player. I am a control freak and HATE being a blob! Please be careful as you do not want to undo all the good. My husband slept in the loft until pins were out for fear of dragging the duvet from my feet. My mother who dies a couple of years ago aged 91 had the same feet! This is deja Vue for me! Just you wait 'til you have to deal with all the flaking skin... 
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      He he Thanks Brenda! Im 50 and a nurse ( bad at being a patient) impatience is my downfall but I don't want to hnder my recovery. Im so pleased I lost 20lb after christmas in preparation for having less baggage to balance on crutches! I had also used my body blade to work on my arms and shoulders in preparation ..I guess I have to resign my self to games on my kindle and making the most of my 8 week absence from work. I think my poor husband is planning on wearing ear plugs tonight to block out my woes! Have a nice Easter (and your flaking skin!) x

       

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    Hi Don't despair! It will get better. You will find walking gets easier after the first few days. Remember to take regular painkillers cos that will help the healing and keep you moving.

    I am now 2weeks post op having had both bunions corrected. Practically pain free. Looking forward to having the kwire scout in 2 weeks!

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      Ewww just saying K wire makes me cringe!  Im pleased that you have began feeling better Billy, It seems  a long time off for me at the moment. Having both feet done is very impressive so do I assume you can wlk on your hands? I dont know how people do it very admirable! Have a nice week end Billy nice to hear from you, please keep me posted on your recovery! 

       

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      Dear hillyBill

      Your words are an encouragement. I just had a bunion operation done on my right foot. I have to wear the Darco shoe to help me walk on my heels. When did you stop taking pain killers ? Are you still wear special after 2 weeks? Doctor told me to come back to remove my bandage & I m not supposed to wet it. Wonder how to keep it 100% dry when taking a shower ?

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    Dear Alice

    You can buy waterproof leg covers so that you can take a shower. Try googling it? I am now practically pain free apart from soreness from the wire still splinting my big toes. I have to put up with this for another 2 weeks. I don't shower every day because it's a bit of a performance! It's good to have the choice.

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      Are you still wearing the Darco shoes for post bunion operation? Wish I can be off in 2 weeks when I next see the doctor to remove the stitches. I am limping in this shoe and it's not easy to balance though. It supposed to help me walk on my heels temporarily.

      My operation just over 2 days ago on my right foot. Did think of not to showering everyday but it can be humid as I am in Singapore.

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      Hi Alice Yes I will be wearing the Velcro boots until I have the kwire removed at 4 weeks postop.I then have to wear a Valguloc sprint on my big toe for another 2weeks. You can shower as often as you like as long as you don't get the dressing wet.

      All the best!

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