Re: bunion surgery

i had bunion surgery at a veterans hospital. it was very painful for a long time afterwards. i hope you have about 3 months to recover. trying to get around a little, your foot will swell quickly so you have to sit and elevate your leg.it was first put in a removeable plastic cast, but after a month they decieded to put it in a hard cast. the cast rubbed on the incision and became excrutiating after two days.ihad to cut the cast off, it had caused a deep infection in the incision.needless to say they were not happy. then they put me in a velcro boot so as not to bend the toe. at least i am able to remove it as needed.now my bunion had bothered me many years toe would not bend backward , shoes would squeeze on it , could not walk far and especially if i bumped it or dropped something on it, the pain was excrutiating.its still been three mos. most of the pain has gone,but now the toe is fused and doesn't bend.i still can't do much walking so i cannot say if it was all worth it.make sure you are able to get prescription pain relievers as long as you need them, over the counter will be worthless. basically i would say if it doesn't really bother much don't do it.this is my experience so far perhaps it will be better for you....good luck.

Posted By mike on April 24, 2006 at 15:26:20:

In Reply to: bunion surgery posted by jackie kirby on July 12, 2003 at 05:01:46:

 

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