Concerns about bunion surgery

I'm planning on having surgery later this year, both feet w/ a couple weeks in between. I have very pronounced bunions- the comment from my podiatrist is that he's never seen them so large on someone so young. (24)
I've heard all the horror stories about it being so painful that people don't go back to get the second one done. I will be in a situation where I will be off of work and will be completely cared for.
I haven't gotten the chance to consult with the surgeon yet but was wondering about the pain. Would there be an option for a stronger pain killer, even if it knocks me out a little, since someone will be there to care for me? Any advice or stories from people who have had this done would be most helpful.
Mine will be the surgery where part of the bone section is taken out then the joint realigned and straightened out.
Please help me out here!

Posted By Steph on February 17, 2004 at 13:50:52:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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