Re: Big toe fusion of joint nearest to tip of toe
1 week post surgery: The first week after having the surgery has gone fairly well. At first I didn't feel comfortable walking so I stayed in bed for most of three days only getting up occasionally with assistance.
The toe was buzzing and felt tight during this period. There were a few instances of moderately intense pain for which I took pain medication once, otherwise I stick only to tylenol and advil which I use twice a day.
A few days after the surgery the doctor applied topical medication to the incision wound and rebandaged the toe. Since then it has felt very good most of the time. I have been standing and walking a lot and I am bearing full weight at the encouragement of the doctor.