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I hope this helps people who are considering bunion surgery.
I'm two weeks post-op, I had my surgery done 16 th May 2013 to my left foot & I honestly thought
after reading different blogs & comments people have posted about how horrific they found the
surgery I truly did wonder how I was going to get through it.
I had a general anesthetic which has changed a lot since I last had it, I didn't feel as groggy or heavy after it. I went into hospital at 8 am & was back at home by 3.30, I was suprised not to be given crutches but was told to weight bare on my heel, I was really frightened about how I was going to walk but I can manage really well, I can get up & down stairs & walk quite far linking my partners arm.
The pain is manageable the first couple of days I was taking 2 x 30 mg of Codeine 4 times a day along with 1 x 400 mg of anti-inflammatory's 3 times a day, I stopped taking the stronger Codeine 4 days after my op as I felt too spaced out & lost track of what was being said during conversations, I was fine my foot does ache but not like I was expecting it throbs at times like when you have bit your finger nails to short (that's the only way I can describe the feeling). I felt tired at first after walking any distance but that does pass & gets easier. I have been keeping my foot elevated during the day & at night, I had my stitched out today 29th May & I was really suprised how good my foot looks I have for the first time in 22 years looked at my foot & its straight, I'm 33 & inherited my bunions from my Nan. My surgeon was really happy with how the cut on my foot has heeled & the movement in my big toe - I have not had any metal work put in my toe which means I will get the full movement back in it which is good. The swelling is still there but nothing like I was expecting & I can get my skinny jeans over it which has been great I felt less fed up getting up & getting dressed, I washed my hair over the bath & can take baths with my foot out - don't get me wrong its no boat ride but I thought I would be completely off my feet & thankfully I haven't been. The only problem is I can't drive for another 4 weeks which is a pain but I'm sure the healing of my foot is more important. I have always struggled with shoes & hated the way they ended up out of shape because of my bunions & I don't think I'm going to miss the shooting pains I used to get from the bunion.
I would recommend bunion removal to anyone all the years of struggling & pain really isn't worth it especially how advance surgery is now. I hope someone finds this helpful in making the decision about having the op done.
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