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I just had my right foot surgery this morning, Wilson/Akin procedure, by a podiatrist whose speciality is bunion surgery in a private clinic. No pins or hardware, only local freezing and I was given Ativan prior to procedure so was actually awake the whole time. I was comfortable, and relaxed and watched a movie they gave me through special movie goggles.... Took almost three hours due to the excessive bone buildup and bone spurs I had around my joint that he needed to remove as well....
I have only 3-4 1cm incisions.... Feel great and energetic otherwise but the foot is definitely throbbing even though I am icing regularly and constantly elevated. Have taken a Toradol for inflammation and pain relief but can't say I'm feeling the effects of it yet. Hoping for an uneventful night but so far I can say I am feeling some pain but no more than when I badly sprained my ankle back in September. The walking shoe is mandatory for washroom visits but I am happy to stay elevated for a few days and don't plan to go anywhere anyway. Will post updates, but already glad I have this behind me, and that I'm on the path to healing now. I know it will be so worth this short term pain for long term gain. : ).
Susan, Toronto Canada
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