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aimski
02-10-2010, 01:52 AM
yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!:wave::wave::wave: :wave:

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aimski
02-10-2010, 02:00 AM
correction!! I just did the maths- I just hit 4 months yesterday!!! haha


I made it!! My specialist even says I don't have to come back for the 6 month apt if I don't want to- as I have progressed really well!! Both feet look amazing!! I still just look at them in wonder (wow how did my toes get so straight? and Where have those horrible growths on the sides of my feet gone? But they are gone!! Walking is no probles, in fact the specialist says walk walk walk that's the best rehab!!!! My new shoes are great too- no stretched leather where the bunions were ;-) sadly no heals yet though ;-( still a little too much swelling ;-(
I sleep with my feet elevated still and pray this is helping- I'm not sure, but I figure it can't be doing any harm so i keep doing it!!

so I have hit every milestone I have wanted too bar- heals and painless running- I figure for 3 months post major corrective surgery I am doing pretty well!!

How are you???

Northwind
02-10-2010, 07:18 AM
It seems you are happy with your feet......;) I did wonder about the "three month" thing because I am at almost three and a half months, and you were before me.

I am impressed with the heels......oops, I just re-read your post. No heels, and no painless running. That will come in time. For now you will have to be happy with beauty. :jester:

jane806
02-11-2010, 11:10 PM
Very nice, Aimski!! I'm 6 months out with my left foot and 2 months with my right foot. I'm still amazed looking at my feet. I asked my doctor at my last appt if the bunions woud come back, and he said they can always come back, but I had the kind of surgery (lapidus) that it's highly unlikely because of the bone fusion. He also gave me the okay to finally start exercising - and he also said walking is the best thing I can do right now, but swimming and biking are also very good. WOO HOO!!!

~ Jill

aimski
04-02-2010, 05:05 PM
hey Jane! that is such great news for you- (even if your news is a little old) sorry about that!!Where are you at now??
I'm still getting pain in my right toe after about 5 minutes of walking (which worries me a little) but I have to keep remembering that I have to wait 12 months (post op) before I am feeling 100%..guess I still have 6 and a bit months left..... right now I fee like I have replaced bunion pain with toe pain..anyway- guess I am having a bad day today- everything is mostly positive ;-)
take care of those feet
Aims

jane806
04-02-2010, 10:33 PM
Hey, Aims. I just had my final appt yesterday and got the okay to do anything I'm comfortable with. I've tried doing some speed-walking (not ready to run!), but my hips aren't ready. I guess my lounging around for 8 months has caught up to me. LOL! My doctor said walking is still the best thing for my rehab, and that it'll be awhile before I'll be back to running 5 miles. I need to rebuild my hip and knee muscles and tendons in order to run pain-free. I can fit into my heels, but I'm wearing comfy Clarks for now - I don't want to undo anything and have to undergo surgery again! My 2nd toe on my right foot is a little curled under, but my doctor said there's some swelling under the joint and that I need to push down on it to loosen it up. I still get a little swelling if I'm on my feet too long so I don't push my luck. My doctor reminds me every visit that I've had major surgery on both feet and I shouldn't be so hard on myself.

Otherwise, I'm doing great! So good to hear you're doing the same.

~ Jill

aimski
04-08-2010, 04:31 AM
Hey, Aims. I just had my final appt yesterday and got the okay to do anything I'm comfortable with. I've tried doing some speed-walking (not ready to run!), but my hips aren't ready. I guess my lounging around for 8 months has caught up to me. LOL! My doctor said walking is still the best thing for my rehab, and that it'll be awhile before I'll be back to running 5 miles. I need to rebuild my hip and knee muscles and tendons in order to run pain-free. I can fit into my heels, but I'm wearing comfy Clarks for now - I don't want to undo anything and have to undergo surgery again! My 2nd toe on my right foot is a little curled under, but my doctor said there's some swelling under the joint and that I need to push down on it to loosen it up. I still get a little swelling if I'm on my feet too long so I don't push my luck. My doctor reminds me every visit that I've had major surgery on both feet and I shouldn't be so hard on myself.

Otherwise, I'm doing great! So good to hear you're doing the same.

that's great! nice one Jane!!:wave:

~ Jill

Northwind
04-08-2010, 06:34 AM
Hi aimski, My foot is awesome! I have started doing boot camp exercise classes and amd having no problem. I am modifying some exercises in order to be kind on my foot and I might even do these modifications anyway, to save my joints. It feels so good to be moving again. Of course, now other parts of me hurt from the exercises........but that is a good thing. :jester:

I am going to get the foot x-rayed at the end of April, the six month mark......if you can believe it. It seems like just yesterday that we were all commiserating about sore feet!

Continue to heal well everyone.

JtrainXC2012
05-02-2010, 07:57 PM
Hey all. I am a 16 year old male looking for some advice. I had a pretty extensive bilateral bunionectomy done on March 12, 2010. I had the following done to both feet; chevron osteotomy, removal of bunion, dorsal chielectomy, and I had a wedge taken out of the base of my big toe. I now have a permanent screw in both 1st mets and a permanent pin in both big toes. Nothing is fused.

To get to my point, I was wondering if anyone had this same problem. When I curl my toes down, they both want to go back under my other toes, the left one more than the right. Did anyone else have this, and how did you fix it? Thanks!

aimski
05-27-2010, 04:57 AM
Hi ALL!! 7 Months! OMG!! I thought i would never forget the crazyness of the first 3 months but now they almost seem like they happened to someone else!!
I had an apt with my POD today- got my NEW orthotics!! pretty exciting, and I have them FITTED in NEW heels!!! they fit with orthotics- and my feet dont hurt! the world really has gone mad!
all I need to do now is get off my lazy beeehind and do some exercise- I think ive hid behind my rehab for long enough!! :p
:wave::wave::wave:

Northwind
05-27-2010, 06:44 AM
:wave: Hi aimski that is awesome news, but isn't it eight months for you? My surgery was seven months ago and I thought you were a month ahead of me. It is excellent to hear you can wear regular shoes and that you have no pain.

Now don't go and wear out those new feet........:D....treat them nice.

redboot
06-01-2010, 11:00 AM
I'm new to this board but have a question. Who did your surgery, an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist? I have horrible bunions and can't ignore them any longer, it's gotten hard to even walk. My podiatrist has advised me to just buy bigger shoes and not have surgery, but I don't think that's an option any more. Thanks!

jane806
06-01-2010, 11:03 AM
Hi, ladies! Good to hear you're both around here to update! It'll be a year in 2 months for my first foot. Time flies even when you're NOT having a good time!

Good news about the orthotics, Aimski! I've never had to wear those. My foot doc said they wouldn't help me at all so we never bothered.

My feet are healing nicely. My left foot (8/09) feels totally normal except for some stiffness in the mornings. My right foot (12/09) still swells up if I'm on it too long and I get some nerve spasms from time to time. The good news is I'm down a shoe size!

I need to get my behind moving, too! I got an ear infection about a month ago and it stopped all progress I had made because I was in so much pain, and then I was dizzy for weeks. No more excuses - I'm getting on my treadmill tonight!

jane806
06-01-2010, 11:05 AM
I'm new to this board but have a question. Who did your surgery, an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist? I have horrible bunions and can't ignore them any longer, it's gotten hard to even walk. My podiatrist has advised me to just buy bigger shoes and not have surgery, but I don't think that's an option any more. Thanks!

I went to an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet/ankles. There are good podiatrists out there, but I never thought to see one. My regular doc referred me to the ortho surgeon and he was fabulous. I had trouble walking, too. And after looking at the xrays, it was no wonder - my feet were a mess!

Northwind
06-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Hi Jill, it is good to see you here and to see that you are healing well. My foot still swells a bit by the end of the day, but it feels good.

reboot, an orthpaedic surgeon did my surgery. I had the big toe joint fused. The podiatrist I see would have done a procedure that would have increased the range of motion. I did some research on both procedures and decided the fusion was best for my foot. The podiatrist's procedure really did not have good outcomes in the studies I read and I am not inclined to want unecessary surgeries!

Ask your GP to refer you to an orthopaedic surgeon for an assessment. They will tell you if you need surgery or not.

jane806
06-02-2010, 11:03 PM
Hi, Northwind. I was able to run 1/2 mile tonight! My knees and ankles are weaker than before, so I need to go sloooowwww until I build them up. It sure felt good to sweat again!

Northwind
06-03-2010, 07:49 AM
Woohoo Jill! Pretty soon you will be running a marathon! I have been doing a lot of walking lately. My ankles are grumbling right now, and I imagine they need strengthening. I bought a new pair of Keen hiking sandals. I think I will be able to wear them without orthotics. If that is the case, it is a very happy thing!

jane806
06-03-2010, 11:03 AM
Half mile today, 26.2 miles tomorrow! Love it! I was actually starting training for a half-marathon about a year ago before my feet starting falling apart. My goal is a 5K this summer - that will make my ortho surgeon extremely happy.

I've noticed that my ankles need stretching and strengthening, too. Before I get out of bed in the mornings, I roll my ankles in circles and it does seem to help with that morning stiffness.

Good luck with the orthotics-free sandals! That's when you know your surgery was a success. : )

mybunions
06-11-2010, 12:26 PM
yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!:wave::wave::wave: :wave:
So how do you feel now, 11 months out? I'm having mine bilateral chevron osteotomy on June 17.



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