bunion surgery - two feet at once?
I'm scheduled to have surgery for bunions in early December, and at my latest doctor visit (he's a podiatrist), he mentioned that I could have both feet done at once. I was surprised by this, as other people I have talked to (including a former patient of his whom he put me in touch with) said that it is unusual to get both feet done at once. While he didn't push me to get both feet done at once, he said I was young and healthy and likely to recover quickly (I'm 27), and that the surgery itself is relatively minor so I'll be able to put pressure on my heels. Also, this all feels like I'm deciding at the last minute, since we're talking just a couple weeks now until the surgery date - is this unusual in itself?
I admit I love the idea of "getting it over with" and having just one recovery period, but am greatly concerned about that said recovery period. I was wondering if any of you had considered getting both feet done at once, or if you did it, and what your opinions are about it. Luckily I've arranged to be able to be at home for at least a month post-surgery but I'm not sure if I'm overlooking. I also will have access to a wheelchair, but I'm not sure if I will need crutches or be able to use them. Any opinions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.