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It'll be five weeks tomorrow since I had a bunionectomy (not sure the exact procedure of the kind I had... He cut my side of my foot, shaved some of the bone and pushed it in) plus fixing my broken second toe by having it cut down the middle and putting a pin in it PLUS having the back of my third toe to straighten it out. The pin is still in my second toe and he said its supposed to come out on its own after 6 weeks? Not sure how that's going to happen when it's still securely under my skin at 5 weeks...
This seriously has been the worst experience ever... I'll be the first one to admit I'm awful when it comes to pain but I feel like I'm justified right now. And I'm getting extremely frustrated with myself, this healing process and what my doctor is pushing me to do when I feel like it's too soon.
So I have been really good about not putting weight on my foot, I even got a knee scooter to help. I had my stitches out two weeks ago (which, I still have these little dissolvable stitch knots at both ends of my scar that are sticking out... Do those just fall off on their own? There's no way I'm pulling them off myself..) and my doctor told me that I needed to start moving my toe up and down so the joint doesn't get frozen. I obviously understand that and have done it every day since he told me to start. However.... Last week when I went to my doctor for my weekly check up, he was telling me that I need to stop using my knee scooter and start using crutches and put weight on my foot. Like almost acting like I should be walking totally fine and normal but with my surgery shoe on... This was also the first time he told me I could shower without my foot being covered and protected from getting wet. He was acting like I was being the most dramatic princess when I was saying he was crazy for saying i should start walking on it and is sending me to a physical therapist. My first appointment for pt is next Monday, not even 6 weeks after my surgery with a pin still in my second toe that isn't going to be staying there...
I have been using crutches now since Friday and barely putting weight on my foot but I feel like I'm really hurting myself in the long run bc I don't think its okay for me to be putting weight on a still swollen and extremely bruised foot that has a pin that's supposed just "come out on its own" in a week. Has anyone else had this issue of not feeling comfortable and having your doctor make you feel like you're behind in healing??
Sorry I'm totally ranting on here but I have been reading posts on top of articles on top of everything I can find on the Internet about post op for this surgery but it's not the best to relate to with me having the additional two toes worked on too. Any feedback or similar situations or advice would be more than appreciated!!! Thank you!
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