Bunion surgery- PLEASE READ

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Hi guys!

I am now 3 weeks and 1 day and unfortunately I am in hospital as I developed a blood clot in my lung.

I have never felt pain so bad so please please everyone who has this operation please get mobile as soon as possible! This is a very painful, scary time for me and I can't think about my foot at the moment.

Please stay fit and mobile!!!

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    So sorry to hear this Beth, I was told about blood clots in the legs but not anything else.  I was told to keep moving my leg and feet about wheni was imobile.  I wa never referred to a physio tho and in the end I asked my Doctor if I could go.  The physio was surprised I had not been referred because obviously after being imobile things get stiff.  I have been a lot better since so it is always worth checking things out with doctors etc if nobody tells you anything.  Good luck.
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    Thank you everyone for the good wishes. I am at home now but still in some pain and breathless and tired etc! My foot is still sore but managed a little drive today so feeling more positive!

    Still going to the hospital weekly to check my blood and am on Warfarin which is helping to keep my blood from clotting.

    I didn't mean to scare anyone but the hospital even gave me blood thinning injections for 5 days after my surgery but it still happened! Any pain in your calf get it checked out! If I had then probably wouldn't have had them in my lung! X

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      Good to hear that you are in the mend.

      Will support what Beth has said about pain in the calf and having it checked out. I posted an earlier reply saying that I had also been diagnosed with a DVT following pain in my calf following bunion surgery. Sometimes it just happens despite you following instructions etc. I have now stopped my medication but am still being monitored because my blood is now not clotting correctly. I have also had tests to see if there is a family link which makes us predisposed to getting a DVT because my sister developed one following knee replacement surgery. This will be helpful should I need to have any further surgery.

      I am still getting pain in my left calf and up into my thigh. I am being monitored and blood tests show no clot. Apparently the blood test can show that there is definitely no clot or that there could be one and that a scan is needed.

      Report anything that you are not sure about. Probably nothing but best to be sure.

      Best of luck with your continued recovery, Beth

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