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I had bilateral bunion surgery last Thursday and can honestly say that I hardly have any pain. I was scared off before the operation by many gruesome stories on the internet and wish I had not read them all. My op was carried out under general anaesthetic with an ankle block, and I was pain-free for two days due to the block. I now have minimal pain, ie pins and needles, some minor throbbing, and nothing that cannot be helped by taking ibuprofen or paracetamol. First two days I also took codeine but no longer need it. Feet are in plaster casts and special shoes and I can walk around with crutches. No swelling either, but I do ensure that I rest with feet up for several hours a day. Have also been able to have showers thanks to special plastic 'wellies' over casts. If anyone wants any further information, please let me know and hopefully I can reassure you that is really is not that bad :-)
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