Re: First metatarsul fusion surgery
How long before you can.....?
I had my toe fused on Oct 28, 09 and it has been a good thing. It was very scary to consider it ahead of time, but I found that none of what I feared came true. I had a spinal for the surgery and it was day surgery. He used a plate and pins, so I was able to heel weight bear right away as pain allowed. It was quite sore for the first couple of days, but that was mostly manageable with the meds he gave. I was off work for two weeks, and eased into it. I have work that I can do sitting down, so it was not a problem. I did find I was tired the first few days. I also had to keep my foot elevated or it would be painful. Elevation was the only thing I needed for pain relief after the fourth day or so.
Now after three months, I have little pain. I walked a fair bit on the weekend and it is a little grumbly right now. It will be better when I can go home and put it up. If I had a job where I had to be on my feet, I could do that now. With supportive shoes of course.
When will you be having the surgery?
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.