Re: About to have 1st of 2 surgeries and have several questions
MissBunny - I had a bunionectomy on my left foot in August and just had a bunionectomy on my right foot a few weeks ago. I won't lie - it's a long, slow healing process, but it's worth it. I wouldn't get both feet done at once, but there are some here that have done that and are okay. My surgeon won't do both at once because he wants to make sure the patient is happy with the surgery on one foot before doing it on the other foot.
The surgery and recovery depends on what type of bunionectomy you have, and that depends on how bad your feet/toes are. I had a lapidus bunionectomy, shortened 2nd metatarsal and gastroc recession. These 3 procedures are to help get all my toes aligned correctly and loosen up tendons. I had general anesthesia and stayed overnight in the hospital one night. I went back to work parttime after one month with the first surgery, and am expecting the same with my other foot.
I hope this helps. Good luck!