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I just had my foot reconstructed; bunionectomy, hammertoe repair with pin, tendon transfer, and they took out the roots that cause ingrown toe nails. I am post op 12 hours and my foots burns with a pain that makes me nauseated. I am on norco 10 mg every four he: but since the nerve block wore off I am miserable. How long before the pain diminishes even just a little. I am icing and elevating. Please any advice is welcomed

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    Hi Molly

    so sorry you are in that much pain

    I had a similar surgery 10 weeks ago

    I am in Australia and here the pain was controlled well with slow release Oxycontin (it is synthetic morphine) which I took every 12 hours for about two weeks

    I still take two tables of Tramal at night but no pain meds during day

    I wore normal shoes for the first time today. I lasted about two hours

    it is a slow recovery but it does improve

    I do think that you should ask your GP to help you to control the pain better.

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    Hi Molly

    I had scarf/ akins bunionectomy and 2 toes corrected with k wires in both on Thursday. I was told it took longer as there were some signs of arthritis in my bunion area. I would say that I am very fit in that for the last few years I have walked 11 miles a day at minimum 5 days a week even though I am 52. I read your words and it was as if you were me. I had zero aching until 12 hours and though I took all the tablets they gave me and have kept my foot above my heart all.the time there have been times I am swearing like a trooper whilst trying not to cry with the excruciating agony. I have broken a metatarsal before but it was nothing like this. So I completely get what you are saying. I am getting some respite but taking the dihydrocodeine they gave me a little more frequently than every 4 hours. I know that is bad, I was given antibiotics and anti clotting injections to give myself as I had the tourniquet on for over an hour. I would love to hear how you are doing. 3rd night tonight and I really am hoping it will be better than my last two. Really hope you are feeling in less discomfort. I am always told I have a really high discomfort threshold but this has been outrageous!!!! I hate my other half seeing me this way too..

    Great Valentines day. All the best to you. Wendy

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      Hi Wendy, I am not very good on the computer, plus I'm pretty well medicated so I apologize if this isn't too good an entry. After my miserable 2 nd night; my husband called the doctor. The surgeon allowed my husband to cut the pressure bandage, just a little. And then he started me on 2 Advil every 2 hrs alternating with the norco. I've bern so much better. The excruciating pain is gone, I still have burning a little; but the intense unrelenting pain is gone. I think it was the bandage being too tight. I hope and pray that you are better today. Hang in there: this is day 3 for me😊 and I'm feeling much better
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