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Thought i would share my own experience of having lived with the pain of having a bunion to having it removed. After living with the pain i decided enough was enough i work in catering long hours on my feet and the pain was terrible ithrough my doctor i was referred to a podiatrist i really wasnt ready for surgery financially so i opted for injections these helped initially until i started to get a swelling between my third toe this was more painful than the bunion my podiatrist explained the swelling was due to the way i was walking trying to compensate for the bunion again opted for injections. Over a period of two years i think i would of had five injections in total (not a pleasant procedure) the injections seemed to work on the bunion but not on the swelling i was in total agony i made another visit to the podiatrist and was sent for more x rays
the bunion was growing at rather a alarming rate so i gritted my teeth and agreed on surgery bunion removal + fusion my operation was scheduled for the 21-03-2016(day surgery) i was given a general anesthetic(My choice)
the operation took around 45min-1 hour my foot was heavily bandaged (no cast) was very numb for the first 24-36 hours i was dreadnig what was to come pain wise but i can honestly say the little pain ive had was like vinegar being poured on a open wound but only lasted minutes i am now two weeks post op and am due for my two week check up tomorrow 04-04-2016 boredom has been the worst part keeping my foot elevated for what seems like forever i have managed to have showers daily with the aid of my husband making sure i didnt slip (bless him ) and a waterproof shower sleeve that i purchased from boots although not as waterproof as they say had to tape it up a bit around the drawstring toggles.Really cannot wait to see whats under all this packaging i will keep you posted
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