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I wasn't so sure if I was going to write about this here, but I think it's the best. Im Yagir, a 15 year old girl who at the moment is six (almost seven) months post-op from a bunion surgery. I had have been waiting for this surgery since I got diagnosed with Hallux Valgus in 2009. Of course at that time I knew I was not going to have a surgery anytime soon. But as my big toes started getting worse, and I couldn't buy proper shoes or even participate in P.E. lessons, I knew I had to do something. I had tried every non surgical method that existed, many of them coming from this website which I have actually been following for years now! Every year, I would visit orthopedic spesialist and every year I would be told the same thing. "Yes, your bunions are very severe, but we can't do anything about it yet. You're too young. In 2017 (August 28th to be precise) I was at my annual check, when my doctor said that he will put me on the waiting list. I was over the moon at that point, even though he said the wait could be up to 6 months. I left his office smiling from ear to ear. Time flies and I had actually forgot about it for a while, until the 26th of September. I came home and my mum told me that on Friday the 29th of september, I will finally be getting my bunion surgery!!! The reason it happened so quickly was that another person had become sick, and I was the only one of the waiting list that they could fit in. When I got a letter with all the details, I knew it was real. It was going to be a short procedure. In at 08:00, surgery starts at 09:00, out by 15:00.
I came in the hospital and got my dress on and waited. I was going to get general anesthesia, which was fine by me. I actually like the feeling of falling asleep (This wasn't my first surgery). I woke up with a soft white cast on my foot. It was only up to my ankle. I left with a wheelchair and crutches. In two weeks I would come back to take off my cast.
To be completely honest with you guys, those two weeks (and four days) were difficult. Thankfully I had my family there to help me so it went as smooth as possible. But it was painful, a lot more than I expected. I got 4 extra super strong painkillers to take at home, and I tried to save them but by the end of week one they were gone. It wasn't that difficult to get around on crutches, I only fell three times! By the end of week two, I couldn't bare having a cast on anymore, and on more then one occasion I tried to pull it off my foot. Sorry not sorry. Either way Tuesday came and it was show time!
I feel like I wrote looooaaaadddss now, so I'll stop here and just tell me if you want to hear how the rest of recovery time went. I would be more then happy to share. If anyone want be to go deeper into to anything, just ask and i'll do so. So yeah, thank you sooo much for making it this far on this "story" of mine. I just felt like it would be really nice to get it out, and for someone who many is in the same position as me to hear a young persons perspective on a hallux valgus operation because I never really felt that I had that. Anyways Byeeee
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