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Hi, just wanted to feedback on my experince following a double bunion op and surgery 2nd toes - now with pins.
I was really dreading this surgery. I had read and been given so much negative feedback in relation to the pain etc that I put it off for quite a while.
I had my surgery 3 weeks ago now. The worst part was the sickness following the GA - lasted 24 hours.
I have had very little pain or discomfort and have manged with low doses of paracetamol and anti inflamatory meds.
I have the 'special shoes' that have enabled me to move around a bit.
I have been very good and kept my feet elevated (with the help of a pillow i brought) and kept my feet cool with ice packs.
I have managed to shower sitting on a stool in the bath with my legs resting on a chair outside the bath- not elegant but who cares.
I have been really pleased with the outcome especially at my first dressing change last week.
I really feel for all those who have suffered so badly.
Only two things I have had to watch - my heels. You need to keep an eye on the skin. The shoes can rub and sitting with you heels down can cause some pressure.
Sitting with your fee televated can cause pressure on the base of your spine - keep an eye on pressure points.
Buy a good post bunion surgery pillow - it will keep your feet and the right level and reduce the swelling
Get ice packs for your feet
Get a bed cage - great for keeping the covers off your feet (or a box does the same job)
Be prepared to sit for the first two weeks.
I live alone but have manged okay with pleanty of planning and a good best mate.
Wishing you all the best with planned or post op.
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