Re: 11th week post-op bilateral scalf bunionectomy
carmicdc - I had 3 procedures: lapidus bunionectomy, shortened 2nd metatarsal (the long bone in my foot that's connected to my 2nd toe) and gastroc recession (my calf muscle was cut in a couple places to lengthen it. Yes, I'm still in the boot and I sleep in it. That takes some getting used to. If I don't sleep in it, my foot moves all over and that's not good - it needs to stay still. I'm going back to work in a week if my appt goes well this Thursday. I need to be able to drive, so if I can't drive, I'll be working from home for another week or two.
Monica - I think we had our surgeries on the same day (Dec 8?), so Tuesday will be 4 weeks for us. I feel really, really good. This foot seems to be healing a lot faster than the first one, except that I have a huge scab on the top of my foot that rubs on the boot. I try to wear nice thick socks, but once I get strapped into the boot it doesn't seem to matter how much padding I have in there, it hurts. If all goes well at my appt on Thursday, I'll be able to walk in the boot, but take it off for sleeping. Yay!! LOL! The small things mean so much these days! I've been using crutches and a walker and I'm ready to get rid of both of them. Are you walking on your foot already?
Last edited by jane806; 01-03-2010 at 07:47 PM.