Re: one week post toe fusion - no pain yet
Hi, I need to have either a joint replacement or fusion done on my left foot, big toe. After reading that you had a joint replacment that failed and how very painful it was, I would assume you would recommend that I stay away from the replacement idea and choose to have a fusion. I am thrilled to hear that you are doing so well and having little, if not pain, at all. What is your post-op instructions? Are you on crutches? Was it your big toe? Did you have your work done by an ortho. surgeon or a podiatrist? Is this the first surgery you have had on this particular joint? If not, how many other surgeries have you had. I have had 2 surgeries on my toe and am terrified to have the 3rd because I am afraid it still won't be fixed. Did you have the same fears prior to yours? Thank you so much for anything you might have to say that will help to ease my anxiety.