Suggestions for Foot-wear - post Bunion Surgery, as well as my experiences, so far -pain and recovery
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For those of you who have half recent bunion surgery, I wish you all steady recoveries.
Over the past month, I have read discussions on this forum, and they all gave me great comfort and sound advice in the weeks leading up to my surgery, which took place on February 13th, and which I was very anxious about.
I had both feet done -simple bunion surgery, as opposed to the complicated surgeries that many of you have undergone. I was under general anesthetic; as well, both feet were frozen. My feet are in bandages, which will remain on until I see the surgeon again on February 28th. I can walk in a flat-footed manner around the house.
I had no pain to speak of the first day, as feet still frozen. The second day, I took 60 mgs of Tylenol 3 (codeine), and was able to manage what minimal pain I had with a couple of ibuprofen. Unfortunately, I did not keep my feet elevated enough yesterday, with the result that my feet are swollen, throbbing and I have had to take another 60mgs of Tylenol 3 to manage the pain. (Most important to keep feet elevated, for those of you about to have surgery).
Would appreciate any advice re footwear. We live in southern Ontario, and have had a lot of snow to deal with, so would have to be some shoe type that is water-proof for the purposes of getting from the walk-way to a car. As well, any tips on showering/keeping bandages dry would be most welcome!
Thank you all, in advance.
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