Bunion surgery on right foot when you live alone?

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I would have to lie to my doctor and say I have someone to stay with me or he will not do the surgery. My only family is 1000 miles away. I would have to cover expenses for my father to come here. Then he might be able to stay a few days. Is it possible for me to take an Uber to the doctor post op care? 

How often do you have to go to the doctor for post open care? I need bunion surgery and my toe straighted. I work from home. The bunion is very painful. It hurts to walk around without my orthotics, then I get pain inside my shoes. I have permanent plantar fasciatis. Ill need to do my left one next after the right one. I have extremely flat feet and Orthotics help some but not completly. The doctor thinks the bunion surgery will help.

He also said it would probably only last for 10 years before I do need it again due to my flat feet. Anyone else know about this? I am 43. 

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    I couldn't have done it without my family to help. My husband lifted me in and out of the bath. He and my children did all food shopping cooking cleaning etc. Id say the 1st 4 weeks you need care...after that you can potter. its such a long recovery and full rest for the 1st few weeks i think is the key.. I was lucky and had full bed rest for the 1st 2 1/2 weeks apart from bathroom runs...boring but makes sure your body is doing its job to recover

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    Hi Metoo!  I am not sure if you are having a difficult procedure done or not. Firstly, you cannot drive home afterwards - especially because it is your driving foot.  Secondly, you do want someone with you for the first 24 to 36 hours - at least for a few hours at a time to help you.  Do you have a friend or cohort or neighbour who can stay with you for a few hours? Someone who can drive you home after the surgery? 

    I had bunion surgery on my right foot on May 12/17.  I did not need anyone home with me but it sure did help to have people around to help bring me water, coffee, food and for company.  When the freezing came out, about 8 hours later, it was very painful. The first 2 days are the worst.  Best of luck!

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    I can get a ride, but I dont have anyone who can stay with me. 
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    Hi I had bunion and hammertoe surgery last May 2016 on my right foot & then in Dec 2016 on my left foot same surgery bunion and hammertoe again plus tendon surgery on left foot to at same time.. both times I had it done , it bit of struggle getting upstairs but got used to it, it made it more awkward as I had pin sticking out of the hammertoe for few weeks too so had to be careful I didn't catch it ... for me the worst part was trying to get in out the shower / bath had to buy one of those air tight foot covers so feet didn't get wet , also you won't be able to make drink or carry anything as you will be on crutches and surgical wedge shoe ..If you have you friend or neighbour can check on you incase you need anything when you get home after the op x

    I've just also 3 weeks ago had Mortons Neuromas removed from left and right feet so in crutches again

    I understand what you are going through my bunions we're so painfully large red and swollen , but feel better now after the surgery x

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