Hi everyone, I have been off the internet for about a month as I was getting my computer fixed. It feels so good to be back on.
I had both of my surgeries August 15 and I am still recovering. I am walking around and have been wearing a tennis shoe several hours a day. I go back to work the 13th of this month. My job requires me to be on my feet 8 hours of the day, so that's why my going back to work was delayed. My big toe on the left foot is still a little big and looks so straight compared to my other big toe. I had a little infection this past week in the incision but my Dr. got it under control. I took my first walk to the mall yesterday, and took on a little more than I could handle. My foot started hurting really bad on the way home and had to take my shoe off. I have to learn to take things a little at a time and not overdue.I learned one very important thing from these surgeries; Don't overdue after your surgery as it can set you back in your recovery very quickly. I had the bunion removed from my big toe and a screw put in, and I had the Morton Neuroma removed from the same foot, along with the nerves. The nerves were really bad the Dr. said. I have more aches from the big toe than anything else. If you are going through anything similiar and I can help with any questions just let me know and I know you will get some good answers from everyone on the board as well.
Glad you are healing more and more each day. I'm writing because I had neuroma surgeries. (I had 4 initially and a total of 9 over the last ten years - due to 2nd surgeries). I hope yours works out well - I know some do well - but just wanted to let you know - if it ever grew back- really try and avoid a 2nd surgery in the same interspace. I, and many others I know, got worse - or not helped - by the 2nd surgery. I was great with the 1st for 4-5 years and then the nerve grew back and I have a lot of scar tissue. So, hopefully yours will be fine - being it 's just in one area most likely it will be. But if it ever comes back let it be.
Did they do an MRI or anything? The doctor says when he presses down, he doesn't get a pain response from me, but bearing weight is excruciating. He says they go in and do an "exploratory surgery." I am in so much pain, I don't know what to do. Thanks.