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I'm new to the forum, and could use some advice. I'm 26 years old, lightly to moderately active. I have to have a bunionectomy on both feet as my bunions have gotten bad enough to where it hurts to walk. The podiatrist will be performing the right bunionectomy on Dec 18th, a week before Christmas, and the other foot hopefully sometime in Feb. I don't know what kind of surgery it is, I know there are different types, but the Dr. informed me that he will basically have to break a bone or two in my foot, put metal screws in, shave the bunion off, and sew it up. Naturally, I'm terrified. I've never once broken a bone in my body, and this is my first major surgery and am unsure what to expect. For those that have had it, what was the recovery process like, and how painful was it? I've purchased a cane to use and I will have the special walking boot. Another concern is we are traveling about 4 days after the surgery to spend Christmas with our families. I've made it clear I won't be up to walking much, if it at all, but I'm wondering if 4 days after surgery is too soon to try to travel.
For those who have had whatever type of surgery this is, what was the process like, how painful was it, and how soon was it until you could exercise again? (Lightly, obviously, not heavy intense stuff!)
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