Re: 12 post op bunion osteotomy, bunion coming back!
summerluvr - That REALLY stinks!! I hope the spacer and orthotics (if you get them) will help prevent further surgery. My arch has fallen under my metatarsals, too, so I had my 2nd metatarsals shortened and my calf muscles lengthened (gastroc recession). I won't know if these procedures have done anything until I'm totally healed - hopefully within the year.
I've also had the lapidus procedure on both feet - the left foot in August and the right one 4 weeks ago. You said the recovery is much longer, and it is, but from what I've learned it's pretty permanent. My right foot seems to be healing a lot faster than my left one did. I've had very little swelling and pain. The only issue I've had is a scab on the top of my foot where some of the stitches were - it's rubbing on the boot and probably keeping it from healing over. My left foot (the first surgery) was very swollen and painful for weeks. My surgeon said I could have totally different healing with each foot, and I certainly have.