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I had bunion surgery on 21/10/18 in the UK and am five weeks post op today. I had my bandages removed at two weeks post op and immediately saw that there was still a bump on the side where the bunion was but the big toe was straight. I had very little swelling as I was really good with keeping my foot elevated. As of today my toe has drifted right back to where it was and my foot looks exactly as it did pre op.
I have tried my very best to remain positive about the success of my surgery but endless googling of before and after pictures have done me in and I'm now convinced that my surgery has failed and I have shed some tears. The bump on the side is quite big now and I know some of that will be due to swelling but to say I am disheartened is an understatement.
I now also realise that my surgeon didn't tell me exactly what procedure he would do just that the bone would be cut and pinned. I didn't see him until an hour or so before surgery and was just so nervous about going under GA I didn't ask. My pre op letter stated I had a Bunionectomy and Capsulorrhaphy which I had never heard of and had to google. I fear that perhaps the wrong procedure was chosen.
Anybody have any thoughts or similar experiences?
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