Re: Bunion surgery
Hi fashaww, I know what you mean! I am also 7 weeks post op. I had both feet done at the same time and they didn't react the same to the surgery and they definitely don't heal the same way or speed. So it may be rather difficult to compare in your case.
Did you get this foot done by the same surgeon that you had three years ago? What you can do is to compare the x-rays done before and after the surgery of that foot to look at the metatarsal and the area between the bone and the outline (basically the edge of your flesh). I suspect your "bunion" now is possibly the swelling of the soft tissue and internal scar tissues. That foot may just have reacted to the insult a bit more than your other foot. Don't despair, I had the same thought as you when I looked at my feet, and wondering why they don't look as flat as I would like and still have that bump. The surgery outcome look great on xrays but I could tell the flesh (joint areas) have thicken from the few minutes after surgery to 6 weeks post op xrays. But of course, your surgeon would be the best person to ask. Good luck and speedy recovery.