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I will first say I usually bounce back after surgery, but this one has been tough. I am 49 and worked out 3 days a week and am in good shape. I thought I would be able to handle it much better than I have, I am at 4 weeks today (left foot) and still am not able to function fully (I have been told to wait 6 weeks before normal activity). Dr. stated I could try shoes at the FULL 4 week mark, but now that I am at the stage I quickly realize there is no way I will be able to move into a tennis show. My foot swells after just a few minutes of standing up, the pain becomes unbearable. I am still working from bed with my feet propped up on pillows. If I go outside of the house I have to use the store scooter and prop my foot up on the front basket. I am now experiencing intermittent burning and sharp pains.
?One thing I would like to share at 3 weeks I all of a sudden felt as though the pain was getting worse, the burning sensation and throbbing was awful. I became so agitated one night after once again not being able to sleep that I just took everything off the bandages, boot everything. Then suddenly the pain stopped I realized I had bandaged my foot too tight, I felt like an idiot, and am embarrassed to even write this, but if it helps someone else it is worth it. The pain and throbbing was so bad the meds were not working. I loosened the bandage and put the boot on and was actually able to sleep.
?I will keep you posted, but I will admit the first two weeks are the hardest, the staying stationary doesn't help especially is you are extrememly active as I was prior to the surgery. But I am staying positive and keep thinking this is only temporary. I do have a bunion on my right foot, but at 4 weeks post op I am thinking that I will just live with it.
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