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I had my Scarf Akin Bunion operation 5 weeks ago. The boot they gave me before I left hospital was a little too small and my big toe overhung at the end by about 5cms. They didn't have a bigger one to offer at the time however I have worn it for the last 5 weeks but occasionally I would knock my big toe because it stuck out - Ouch! For the last few days I have been starting to walk around a little more and so far everything is feeling great with very little swelling. This morning I even tried on my normal walking shoes and amazingly I could walk in them better than in the support boot/shoe given by the hospital. The shoes I have are lace up leather ones with a built in orthotic sole and are made by Ecco. I have worn this type for years as I also have flat feet and are great for arch support. I have been wearing them for an hour this morning whilst I do little jobs around the house and all feels good. I have now decided to sit and elevate it though as it is beginning to feel a little swollen. I just hope I am not doing things too soon? The surgery seems to have gone really well so far and I have had very little pain and discomfort during these last 5 weeks so I hope I won't get told off by the consultant for jumping the gun. I have another 2 weeks before I go back to see him. Talking of comfortable shoes and if anyone has a lot of swelling, I have also bought a pair of crocs shoes which are amazingly roomy and comfortable because they too have a shaped footbed. I think they might help those of you who are having difficulty finding something to wear other than a surgical boot/shoe. Any comments on walking around early, comfortable shoes etc would be of interest to many of us I am sure. LadyPink
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