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I have been following posts and absorbing all of your advice for the past few days and felt compelled to join, to share my progress and hopefully aid and support others on their journey.
I had bunions removed in both feet 12 days ago including removal of arthritis in my left big toe. The surgeon used traditional rather than MIS as he needed the extra access to assess and remove the arthritis. I have only one incision in my left foot as the realignment came good with the bone cut only but two incisions in the right. I have 2 large bandages, with padding underneath, was discharged with crutches, lovely blue Velcro shoes and pain killers.
I felt some pain as the ankle block wore off at the 20 hour stage. I doubled the quantity of the main pain killer prescribed as initially it was not really taking the edge off, I stopped taking this at day 7, stopped paracetamol 2 days ago and just on max ibuprofen currently. Some odd pains at times but nothing major. I have been following advice and keeping feet elevated with only short trips to the bathroom in the first week as long as wear boots and using crutches. Have since abandoned crutches as I am better balanced without them, although I will use them as and when I leave the house ( hoping to attend work Christmas do on Saturday for a few hours with cushions to rest my feet on !). Can't wait until Friday afternoon when dressing change booked to see what my new tootsies look like !
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