I had a bunionectomy with ligament revision (3 pins, some bone removed) last Thursday 12-04-04..I was very impressed w/ the amt. of pain that I had the 1st day-little to none due to the block. Then the 2nd day I HAD to be on my feet nearly all day & was bearing weight (partially w/ cane) on the foot but tried to walk on the opposite side that the surgery was done on. I paid dearly for it the next day, therefore forcing complete rest
..I have used the ice packs 15 min. on 15 min. off & up until now felt I was following a normal course. I have severe, dark bruising, most marked on all of my toes & the opposite side of the foot than where the surgery was done (normal?)
BUT TODAY, 5 days post-op my foot continues to swell-it is more swollen than it has been since the surgery..HUGE! -More so on the opposite side, and it is throbbing!! I hope that I didn't damage it the day after the surgery when I was up & about like I was..
I don't understand why it keeps swelling, or why the swelling is worse in the area that had no surgery. Any advice or sharing would be GREATLY appreciated! Trying to hold off on the call to the doc as long as possible
...I go back for post-op visit tomorrow afternoon. Thanks in advance...