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I had bunion surgery 12 days ago and want to add a post as i have had a very positive experience. I got a lot of insight via these forums and there are a lot of helpful positive posts on here.
Surgery was on my right foot as I had a grade 3 hallux valgus. The metatarsal has been fused with a plate and 4 screws. Surgery was on a friday and went well with no complications. The first 24 hours were fine due to the ankle block but once that wore off, I won't lie, I was very uncomfable for about 36 hours. It wasn't pain, more like an intense throbbing. Codeine and neurofen kept it at a managble level and by Monday morning I barely needed any pain meds. Every day there is a noticable improvement in how my foot feels. I have not needed any pain meds since 4 days post surgery. Today is day 12 and I have just had the stitches out and all is going well. There is some bruising and swelling but not as much as I expected and from day 1 my foot felt OK when I stood up (other than some tingling as the blood rushes to my foot). The only thing that has been a real pain during all of this are the crutches. Getting used to them is hard work and a lot more physically taxing than i thought. I hope anyone having the surgery is as lucky as me with their experience.
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