| | Bunion & Hammer toe Surgery
I am a 40-something year old female exercise fanatic that just had bunion / hammer toe surgery on my right foot 5 days ago. I have a pin in my 2 nd toe & My orthopedic surgeon said he wants me to stay off of it for 2 weeks which is a bit overwhelming for me. When I originally went to see him to find out about my options he told me that I could go to the gym THE day I actually had surgery as long as I did the eliptical & did to run, so I was not as apprehensive about having this surgery. However, the day before I had my surgery when I went for my PRE-op appointment he said non weight bearing for 2 weeks which I was upset to hear but didn't complain. I have had no significant pain & have been elevating it icing it & baby-ing it since Wednesday morning 's surgery. I go back to have my foot re wrapped this Thursday & am hoping that my Dr. Will say that it is looking so good that I can go ahead and start putting weight on it, instead of waiting another 6 days. The ONLY concern I ever had about this surgery was the DOWN time. I am a swimmer & I run. The time out of the water is 6 weeks - period, on account of the pin in toe( infection) & that is understandable. The time off of running is 3 months. THAT is a LONG time. However, I am OK with this & have accepted it because even though my cardio choices are usually running or swimming I can live with cross training & know I can get the same benefits from doing other types of cardio along as I can do SOME cardio. I'm craving endorphins, & I am too hyper to sit here much longer. Anyone else out there struggling with this? I just wonder why he changed my non weight bearing time frame to 2 weeks when he originally told me that I would be able to bear weight on it the same day of surgery. He had already been over my X-rays & made the decision about my surgery & what procedure he would do. I guess I am hoping someone will say: " if you go back in on Thursday & your foot isn't really swollen ( which it isn't at all) & all looks good - he might say that I can walk on it." Haha.