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Hi All.

ive posted a few pictures in the past of my journey, anyone else care to share theirs? X I do feel this helps others on their journey! Come on be brave, before and after! X

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    Only had bandages off today so foot not looking great. Once wound has healed I might be brave enough!x
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      I remember when the bandages first came off my first foot. It took me all day to look at my foot again, I saw it in the nurses offices and she said how good it looked yet I felt very queasey by it. I got there though and have kept some pictures of both of my feet. Give yourself some time. It will get better.x
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      Carol,

      For how long did you used the bandage?  Did you rest a lot or you did a lot of walking?  In what week are you after your surgery?

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      i am 5 weeks post op. My bandages came off at week 4. I elevated the foot as much as possible. Must say my husband has been fantastic. Even though I did all the right things my foot is still swollen which I think is normal so today I am going shopping for new shoes to  acommadate my fat foot!

       

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      Hi Carole, I'm 10 months post op so my advice would be, "Whoa, don't try to run before you can walk. Five weeks is still very early days!"  It takes at least SIX/SEVEN MONTHS before you can really see and experience the positive results. That's generally when everything has healed inside, the bones and tissue have healed some more, and finally there's no more discomfort or swelling. (Good luck with the shopping. Try some Crocs slip-on backless clogs. What a godsend they turned out to be - but buy a size larger than normal.) Well done! LadyPink
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    Hi,

    live had the support bandage on for about ten days now and my toe is still seperated from the others, but the scar is looking good ! X

     

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    Hi Rae I will be 9 weeks post op on Wednesday . Things are going really well for me. When I had the bandages off at 2 weeks and the stitches removed (went all faint) that hurt and there was a real gap between my big toe and my next 2 toes which were pinned. The toes also looked quite raised up. This has all calmed down and my foot looks almost normal. The pins coming out caused no paint whatsoever . This weekend I even got a trainer on. I hope this helps other who are not a few weeks in and feeling some despair as I did back then . I will post my pics next.
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    Hope these help! Come on ladies, good or bad post your pics x
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      Yours look really good Rae, how many weeks down the line are you ? The scar coming up from between my big toe is still really tender. My consultant said it will take 6 months to know what your foot is really like after the op but I'm already really pleased
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      Terri, keep it on! I'm still wearing mine in bed and under my sock as much as I can. I'm 10 weeks tomorrow. My swelling is still there and under left foot (which had hammer toe) it's painful. I'm back at work tomorrow! Really don't know how that's going to go, but I'll have to just do day by day x 
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      Thanks Penny, I'm 10 weeks tomorrow. Swelling is an issue at the moment and painful at times through my left foot! I'm doing hot and cold water treatment, it eases the pain for a while lol yeah my scar is raised but I've been massaging gently, it does help. 
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      Wow Rae your feet look wonderful, you could hardly believe they were operated on.  One thing I've noticed abiut yiur big toe is it is closer to the others than mine, and that the hammer toe doesn't show much of a scar.  But I guess in the end we should only be comparing our own feet with what they looked like before the op.  So I'm posting mine below, before after and now wink
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