Re: Cheilectomy Recovery Time?
I'm sorry for your situation. I can only relate my experience but I am surprised that they would do a cheilectomy on you at this stage - work situation or not. You have to have a certain amount of cartilege left to do a cheilectomy and if you have that much left then a fusion isn't warranted. So I'm a little confused on that issue.
I wore the surgical shoe for about a week after having my stitches out. After that, all I could wear was a Merrell mule style shoe. I could not get in any other kind of shoe.
I never elevated and iced as my doctor did not instruct me to do so.
Were you given exercises to do? If so, have you been doing them? If not, that will contribute to the pain as you have to loosen the joint and keep it moving for proper healing to occur.
Also, full recovery is approximately 12 months. What did your surgeon tell you?
Hope this answers some of your questions.
Last edited by Titchou; 03-26-2010 at 05:56 PM.