I apologize for the rambling/rant in advance...
I am 15 weeks post-op Austin bunionectomy, and I am no where near where I thought I would be by now! I am still unable to wear "normal" shoes, as my left foot is still 2 cm larger around than my right one. I have no shoes to wear to work, as I can only fit into flip flops currently, so I have to wear my surgical shoe on the left foot, and a dress shoe on the right. I have been to every shoe store in my city with no luck. I am very frustrated with this to say the least. My doctor gave me the OK to wear normal shoes at about 6 weeks post-op, but I just can't fit my darn foot into one!
I started PT last week, and am not yet seeing improvement, but realize it is still early on. The bottom of my foot is still so tender and sore to the touch, my Dr thinks the screw they placed may now need to come out. The area where it hurts is apparently right where the screw was placed, so they think this may be the cause. He said he won't know for sure for at least another 2-3 months though!
Lastly, my left foot now sweats - all the time! I could be freezing cold with goose bumps, and my left foot is sweating away. I have fallen several times from this because my foot slips right off of my shoe. My dr gave me some "B-Dri" liquid to put on it and said this would eliminate it, but it does not work.
Anyone else out there have any similar experiences? My dr says I am right on track with where I should be, but I definitely do not feel that way.