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First off, thank you for reading my story it's a bit long and my concern is listed towards the end but felt having the full story would be beneficial
I am on my third foot surgery that all started from a broken sesamoid 10 years ago, the initial surgery was due to the sesamoid being broke and not healing, they removed half of it and 10 years later I had significant pain in my big toe. Long story short that broken half had started to deteriorate over years and small pieces had lodged in the joint of my big toe. I had no cartridge left so they put a plate in and removed the remaining fragments of the half of sesamoid leaving the 2nd sesamoid.
Fast forward 6 month post op: severe pain on inside of foot, still could not bare alot of weight and was using the side my foot to walk thru the pain. By the time 12 weeks had passed I could barely walk due to the pain from the plates and screws and whatever was on that side toward bottom of big toe along with ow having increased pain on other side from walking incorrectly.
I had my 3rd surgery i am now 3.5 weeks post op. This surgery was way more than expected. The 2nd sesamoid had moved and adhered to the lower side of my foot hence not being able to walk on it, the other side had a stress fracture and also caused a bunion to form and hammertoe in my baby toe. A few days post op the fiberglass cast was unbearable and this is when I first saw my foot, I was horrified, I now had 3 incisions: one over top where they did the last surgery and to remove plates and screws, 2nd was on inside of my foot as Dr couldn't get to the sesamoid well enough from initial incision and 3rd from my pinky toe down side of foot and the big shock was the pin coming out of that toe (as if the 3 incisions and approx. 45 stitches wasnt scary enough). I have progressed pain wise, cam bare some weight in my surgical shoe and what I felt was progress, although still in pain but nothing like the first few days or even few weeks. I was making progress, the foot aside from incisions and pins actually looked pretty good if that's possible.
Now, to my K pin removal, I've seen many ask does it hurt to have it removed? No, it's a very odd feeling to say the least, yes you do feel it. They started by twisting it and simply talked me through. Of course made a little jump as they did the final pull but I would say it wasn't more than a bad spasm.
My question and issue to all of you is this: I had discomfort when I left as the day went on that increased. Through the night it started to feel as if something was tied around my toe and shooting pain down area of my foot where pin was, I woke this morning in tears and have emailed the drs. Has anyone experienced this pain after the removal not during but once you are home? I am now barely walking due to this and back to watching a clock to take a pain med which I was barely taking any more.
Thank you for reading all or my story and please any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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