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meower 02-19-2012 10:51 PM

Double bunionectomy for mom with an 18 month old toddler?
 
It seems like the people on this board will know how to advise me...my friends and family don't know what to say!

I am a mother with an 18 month old toddler. I have a helpful, wonderful husband but we both work. Right after the surgery my son will be able to go to day care during the day while I recuperate at home. My husband will drop him off and pick him up. My work is very understanding, and I will have the time I need to convalesce, but I'm concerned about picking my son up, putting him in the carseat or crib, bathing him, and other movements that are required for his daily care.

Will my husband be doing it all for a while? Would anyone recommend that I wait a few years? We would like to try for another baby later this year. (I am 33 and my husband is 42 so we'd like to do it sooner rather than later!) I'm worried about another pregnancy with foot pain. I was hobbling and complaining for the last few months and would have been grateful for a wheelchair.

Furthermore, I work in solar project management...I do a decent amount of walking, a great deal of driving, and I'm occasionally up on roofs at job sites. I'm pretty worried about my return to work. I can stay off of roofs for a while, but I need to be able to drive and I won't be able to elevate until I get home. Any ideas about how soon I can return?

Hurtfoot 02-22-2012 05:19 AM

Re: Double bunionectomy for mom with an 18 month old toddler?
 
My honest opinion- try everything else possible first before surgery! Especially a double. How long will you be NWB? I had a lapidus bunionectomy on one foot in early September and am still recovering. My incision never healed and required 2 further surgeries. One to clean out infection and one to remove the metal plate (I was allergic to it). These things are rare but I have 3 children and looking back would never have done the surgery in the first place. I guess it all depends on how much pain you are in but even then I'd think long and hard a out it.

Titchou 02-22-2012 06:24 AM

Re: Double bunionectomy for mom with an 18 month old toddler?
 
It all depends on what procedures you are having. There are may different ones for bunions so it's hard for us to say. Can you tell us more about that?


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