I'm having pretty serious bunion surgery next week and will be in a cast NWB for at least 2 weeks and then in a walking cast/boot thing for an additional 6-9 weeks. I'm 23 and will be able to just stay at home and lounge in sweats/pjs for the first week or two, but after that, I will have to go back to work. I'm a financial advisor, so I have to dress up for work (suits, slacks, etc.) and was wondering what kinds of clothes will be easy to wear with a cast and/or boot underneath.
Also, even when I'm not at work, but want to go out to dinner or a movie or something with my husband just to get out of the house - I can't exactly wear my pajamas and I think my jeans may be too difficult to get on or put a boot under. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by iluvmarvel; 04-30-2009 at 04:03 PM.
I didn't have any problem with work pants or jeans. I tend to wear khaki, Docker type pants to work and they went over the boot with plenty of room. Same with jeans. Obviously skinny jeans wouldn't work but I had no problem with regular cut. The booted pant leg was a tag snugger below the knee and sometimes you could see where the top of the boot was but it was obvious that I was wearing a boot anyway so I didn't care with those jeans. The worst problem I had with jeans was that with some, when I stood up from sitting position, they leg didn't fall down naturally and that leg sometimes stayed up about an inch. But I wear boot cut so they were narroweR up around the knee and that's why. I just pulled it the rest of the way down when I first stood up. It was no big deal at all.
i went to Rue21 and bought what they call Dorm Pants. they are just cotton pants. they r easy to but on and feel good. u can wear them sitting around the house or going out. i got them for $5 each and bought some shirts to match. i think they r now $10 for one then half of the next pair. but still a good deal. i have a teen daughter who loves them so they will go to her when i am better.
I have worn boots twice in the past and you may want to also think about getting a shoe on the other foot that is high and stable enough to balance you out or you could develop back and hip problems. I found that the height difference was quite painful.
I actually had a low hiker boot taken to a shoe maker and he added 3/4 inches to the sole of the shoe.( not for your profession) Many folks use a clog but I can't wear them.
The shoe needs to allow you firm balance.
Good luck! I am home in comfy clothes right now post surgery.