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i am 6 and a half weeks post op,i have the shoe and bandage off now.its  a bit painful and keep wriggleing my toes because they have had pins on 2 of my toes.any advice what i do now 2 get on the mend,went 4 a walk 2 day and going 2 go back 2 gym 4 light exercises.i am going 2 go 4 a swim as well soon.any advice from my bunionless friends would be very grateful.hope bob and every1 else is on the mend as well.take care.

 

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    Hi Mary , pleased to hear you are getting on ok , I'm still off sick , I had my op 26th March , today I am totally pain free it feels so good , I have been going to physio and she gave me light exercises to do , but as soon as I took my dog for a walk fro about 40 mins I was in pain , but touch wood I'm hoping it's improved , think I will be returning to work on 21st July , I had no idea it would take so long for recovery , I must admit I won't be rushing to have my other foot done , I have used all my sick entitlement on the first one ! 

    All I can say is if your foot starts aching just elevate and rest , I think I have learnt the hard way as I hate sitting about , I get bored to easily , 

    take care and good luck 

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      thanks happyface im the same wont be rushing back 2 get the other 1 done.i work in a school so i will have the summer holidays 2 recover.i new it would be a slow recovery but i thought after i got the shoe off i would be better than what i am.i 4got that i have been walking on my heal  for 6 weeks and the back of my legs would be sore again.i had pins on 2 of my toes so there would be no movement in them.need 2 be patient lol.im doing housework now and going 4 walks and i am thankful 4 that.there is people on this forum a lot worse so im counting my blessings.glad ur on the mend and good luck when u go back 2 work.take care.

       

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    Mary, swimming is good, take your time getting in and out the pool, that is the hardest part, dont do too much at first, I only done 20 min the first time, and just walked about a bit which really feels weird, (I probably looked weird to others).  Watch you dont slip.
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      thanks joan,i was out on friday and my friends sister is a phsio.thats what she told me 2 do.so im going 2 go this week.thanks 4 the advice,this forum has been so helpful,hope ur recovering well.take care.

       

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    Mary, as soon as was able to get back in my sneaker I started on the stationary bike for 20 minutes.I am an hour a day cardio guy normally on the eliptical. It took me about a week or so before I was back to my hour. Usually did 20 minutes on bike and 20 on eliptical alternating days. I was also able to get back to light calf raises and leg presses. Let your foot dictate the weight. Swim would be an excellent rehab assignment. I'm a bit envious since I am biting at the bit to get it going again. No where close after 5 weeks this time around. Good luck.
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      thanks bob,u have been through the mill my heart goes out 2 u,im glad u have great support around u.hope ur mum is o.k.i have been following the forum faithfully and a lot of good advice.i know we heal differently but a lot of tips that i have used so thank u every1 4 ben there.u take it easy bob and soon u will be back 2 pain free.its been a long road 4 u but there is light at the end of the tunnel.take care.

       

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