Positive result!

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Just thought I'd update on my situation. I'm 4 weeks and 2 days post op. I went for a check up with the consultants nurse today. She removed my pin, which I was very nervous about. I didn't feel a thing! Then she asked me if I had bought a shoe to go home in. I was amazed as I wasn't expecting that. As I hadn't got a shoe with me she gave me a flat sandal and told me I was to put all my weight on my foot and not to walk on my heel any more. I did feel a bit wobbly at first, but soon got my balance again. She advised me on footwear and told me not to overdo do it to start with. 

I was also given the go ahead to drive! Been a fantastic day as I was able to drive to my parents this afternoon to see my dad who has had a hip replacement

I am am going to have to buy some larger shoes, as all I could get into was a pair of leather ballet pumps in a bigger size. 

All in all this has been a very positive experience for me. I've had no pain, just mild discomfort. I Went back to work after 2 weeks and I've managed all my own housework, cooking and laundry. I'm now planning to have my left foot done and hope the experience will be the same. 

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    That sounds amazing. Congratulations! What procedure did you have?

    I am seven weeks and only allowed off the special boot a week ago and advised I may still need the crutches although I haven't really. Still got very little movement in big toe but I have a staple at the base of it so guess that may take a while to return.

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      Hi I had Scarf-Akin osteotomy & 2nd toe PIP J fusion & extensor tenotomy.

      I do know how lucky I have been to recover so quickly, however I was advised by my consultant to keep moving & not rest too much. I knew if I had pushed it too far & then I did rest & elevate. This op hasn't changed the way I did anything, other than I was a bit slower. To be able to drive again is so liberating. My hubby has been driving me to work & back so I think he's secretly pleased he's no longer needed!

      At the moment I do have a slight limp but I think it's because the heel walking shoe was so high. I'm obviously being very careful as I don't want to trip up.

      I'm about to hit the sofa for a well earned rest!! Good luck with your recovery.

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      I think I may have gone the other way as hardly moved at all in first two weeks and not done loads since either apart from more walking.

      It is great that it has worked so quickly for you and to hear such a positive story! 😀

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    Great news. I had the left done and planning to do the tight one now. Let us know how you get on!
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    Hi 

    So pleased to hear of your rapid recovery, you have done very well and i think having a positive attitide towards things make a big difference, i am 18days post op and have had similar op to you. i have had sutures removed today and consultant said  another 3 weeks and  can have pin removed which i am dreading but so pleased to hear it didnt hurt.

    I still have to continue to wear the heel wedge shoe and elevate when  resting

    I am very pleased with my recovery too as i have being able to continue to do light housework and my washing and ironing .

    I am not able to drive yet so unable to work (i work as a nurse in GP practice)

    I am just dying for a nice long soak in the bath but  am still only able to have   a half bath with leg sticking out (not a pretty site)

    I wish you a continued recovery and hope that you will soon be  even more mobile.

    Thank you for sharing your story

    Regards

    Janet.

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      Hi Janet

      The first thing I did when I got home was to run the deepest bath ever with loads of bubbles! It was so nice not to have the to worry about covering my foot. Good luck with your recovery. 

      Kind regards Sue

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    Thank you for posting such a positive note. I am post op day 13. I have pins in too that need to come out and an terrified. I am encouraged by your posting. I wish you continued progress and healing. Thank you for being encouraging 😊
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      I  was also worried about having the pin out. I asked the nurse if it would hurt and she said it would be a bit like a sharp sting. I told her I was going to look the other way as I'm a bit squeamish. I turned away and said let me know when you are going to do it and she said you can turn round as I've already done it!! It was absolutely painless. I think it's the thought of it that makes you worry about it. 

      I was also concerned about going straight from the heel weight bearing shoe to putting full weight on my foot. It did feel a bit strange at first but it didn't hurt. 

      I have to to say by the end of the day my foot did look a bit puffy and slightly red, but I guess that was to be expected on the first day. I've had a look at it this morning and it's no longer red or puffy.

      Now I've just got to find some suitable shoes whilst it's healing! I don't like trainers or crocs so I'm probably just going to go a size larger in my normal shoes and boots. 

      Good of luck to you too with your recovery. 

      Kind regards Sue

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