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I would like to share my experience with you regarding the surgery. I had a surgery on both feet, one on October 18 and the other on November 22. The two surgeries are around 5 weeks apart and i'm currently on week 9 and week 4 post op. Both the surgeries went pretty well and the doctor cut it from the top. I was out for less than two hours and able to go home in around 4 hours.
I'm able to put some weight on in a surgical shoes in a couple of days. After one week, the doctor allowed me to walk on a normal shoes (sandals). After two week, the stiches are removed. The pain and swollen continue for a few more weeks especially after a long day standing. Getting up in the morning and the first 5-10 steps are pretty painful and got better after i walk on it.
I think the success or failure of the surgery also has alot to do with the skills of the doctor and also the structure of your feet. As of my case, i first had a surgery on the left foot. The doctor told me that the surgery was very complicated as my nerves are not running alongside the bone but under the bone. He needed to dug in deeper and also difficult for him to hide the nerve alongside the bone to prevent a stump to be formed. Because of that, he believed that the recovery will take abit longer due to the damage associated with the surgery. He insisted very strongly that i have to continuously massage the nerve to avoid the stump to be formed and hopefully i don't need to redomthe surgery.
The other foot is more like a breeze. He opened it up and everything is nice and easy. He expected it to heal much sooner than the previous foot. I'm four weeks into the surgery and i can definitely say that i already felt much better than the 9 weeks post op on my left foot.
As of now, the doctor already cleared me to play sports as much as my feet allow me too. I'm already starting to do a light jog. The pain that i have are usually on the fourth toe on both of the feet. I also have a numbness on some of the toes but nothing major. I hope that everything will slowly getting better and no setback whatsoever.
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